Childhood & Adolescence

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It’s not just hormones that explain teen behavior. Environment and social interaction play a role, too.
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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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What may seem like whimsical creations are actually important for some children’s cognitive growth.
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In this video, Janet Zadina uncovers the truth behind some of the most commonly held brain-based learning myths.
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A roundtable of scientists discuss ongoing research on the effects and potential applications of marijuana for adolescents in the United States.
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Thousands of people are captivated by the live video stream of a pair of bald eagles, named Mr. President and The First Lady, nesting on top of a Tulip Poplar tree at the U.S. National Arboretum.
Learn more about the role hormones play in teenage brain development in this BrainFacts.org Roundup.
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At the Congressional Neuroscience Caucus briefing on the developing brain, leaders in the neuroscience field explored the fundamental differences between the growing and fully developed brain.
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Hormones help to physically shape the brain during adolescence and beyond.
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The cocktail of hormones produced during adolescence contributes to some of the dramatic brain changes underway.
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A new study reveals the most common content of recurring dreams and finds very different hallucinations in the dreaming minds of adults and children.
Pinpointing the causes of seizures in children may provide the key to treating them in the future.
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Estrogen plays a key role in the developing brains of both women and men.
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