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
What is the benefit of pruning the brain?
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Can your teens tell the difference between their brain and an adult brain?
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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"?
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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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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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Scientists are rushing to uncover the mysterious connection between the Zika virus and brain disorders like microcephaly.
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Can a frightening experience during pregnancy affect the development of an unborn child’s brain?
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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In the race to develop a vaccine against Zika virus, research using nonhuman primate animal models is providing critical insights into how the virus can affect the brain.
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3D Brain

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