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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The nerves necessary for the sense of touch develop early in gestation.
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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.
During development, some neurons migrate long distances to reach their proper places in the brain.
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A neuroscientist reveals the surprising — and far-reaching — effects of marijuana on the developing brain.
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In the developing nervous system, molecular signals determine a neuron’s fate.
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Learn about topics like plasticity, memory, and brain development from the researchers who study them in this video series.
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Learn about the developing brain and how your brain changes throughout your lifetime with this comprehensive website.
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Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another — by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know.
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Somewhere between single-celled organisms and human beings, brains evolved. Just why and how is still shrouded in mystery.
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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3D Brain

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