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
The discovery of new cells born in the brain throughout life upended scientific dogma — and is improving the understanding of cognitive health and aging.
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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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The Zika virus is a global health threat.
How viruses like Zika disturb fetal brain development is a long-standing mystery.
  • The Dana Foundation
Hormones help to physically shape the brain during adolescence and beyond.
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New discoveries regarding connections in the retina may provide clues in the search for a treatment for eye disease.
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The cocktail of hormones produced during adolescence contributes to some of the dramatic brain changes underway.
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We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we want it enough. But is that true?
  • Wellcome Trust
A network of neurons in the gut control the function of the gastrointestinal system.
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Scientists are studying the brains of tadpoles to understand how neural circuits develop and absorb information from the surrounding environment.
  • National Science Foundation
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Estrogen plays a key role in the developing brains of both women and men.
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3D Brain

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