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Shedding light on a period of chaos and character-building, neuroscientists are framing the teen brain to help support this critical period in development.
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It’s not just hormones that explain teen behavior. Environment and social interaction play a role, too.
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Your brain births new cells all the time. Here’s how it works.
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Why does author John Ratey call exercise "Miracle Grow for the brain"?
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We are born with most of the cells that make up our nervous system. However, some parts of the brain add new cells during infancy, and one adds cells throughout life.
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Teens are wired to learn — but this same wiring makes them vulnerable to addiction. Learn more in this video featuring neuroscientist Frances Jensen.
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Deep within the brain, a small structure continues to produce new neurons well into adulthood.
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Certain areas of the brain can grow new cells throughout life.
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Hormones help to physically shape the brain during adolescence and beyond.
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The cocktail of hormones produced during adolescence contributes to some of the dramatic brain changes underway.
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From the black-and-white days of I Love Lucy to the blue-ray lasers of today’s Game of Thrones in dazzling 3D, parents have worried that television might harm their child’s brain development. Now the answer is plain to see.
A neuroscientist reveals the surprising — and far-reaching — effects of marijuana on the developing brain.
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Fluorescent labelling allows scientists to track vital stem cells throughout the brain’s development.
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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.