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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Webster defines ‘dogma’ as, “a belief or set of beliefs that is accepted by the members of a group without being questioned or doubted.” Science is no different than any other field in terms of having its own dogmas.
Fluorescent labelling allows scientists to track vital stem cells throughout the brain’s development.
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Cells responsible for vision may have a unique way of building connections.
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A family of proteins determines which nerve cells thrive or die.
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Sensory information like scents can alter the brain in early development.
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Are you left- or right-sided? In this activity you'll find out whether people generally do most activities with one side of their body.
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Understanding how new neurons integrate into existing brain regions may hold the secret to restoring brain function after injury or disease.
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A gene controls neuronal traffic in the assembly of this electrical circuit.
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Let neuroscience help you in the classroom. This resource gives you a primer to brain-based education.
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A bedtime story about the process of brain development, as lovingly told to a baby.
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There is no magical age at which brain development suddenly stops. The brain is constantly changing, even in adulthood and old age.
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Insulation covering wires preserves the strength of the electrical signals that travel through them. The myelin sheath covering axons serves a similar purpose.
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3D Brain

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