Photogprah of a scared teen driving with an adult is in the passenger's seat
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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Your selections: Brain Development
Roll the dice and read your fate! Will you be the winner with the most neurons?
  • Neuroscience for Kids
Whether they end up feathered, scaled, or hairy, all animals start out as a smooth ball of cells known as an embryo.
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Research in rats suggests excessive media consumption at a young age can hurt brain development.
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Your brain births new cells all the time. Here’s how it works.
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What is the benefit of pruning the brain?
  • Scholastic
Can your teens tell the difference between their brain and an adult brain?
  • New York Times Blog
How much does the brain develop after birth? How do human brains develop compared to other animals?
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Why does author John Ratey call exercise "Miracle Grow for the brain"?
  • Edutopia
With just a roll of the dice your students will learn about how every day choices can affect their brain development.
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Scientists are harnessing the brain's own hormones to help treat the symptoms of autism.
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Just three types of embryonic tissue develop into the vast array of cells in our bodies.
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Scientists are rushing to uncover the mysterious connection between the Zika virus and brain disorders like microcephaly.
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3D Brain

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