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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Kenneth Elpus, assistant professor of music education at the University of Maryland, discusses his experience as a music teacher and the fragmentation of art education in public schools.
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  • 22 min
How does your brain absorb the nutrients from your food?
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This common teaching technique may be based on bad science. Watch the playback of this webinar on learning styles.
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  • 59 min
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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  • 3 min
What may seem like whimsical creations are actually important for some children’s cognitive growth.
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  • 8 min
In this video, Janet Zadina uncovers the truth behind some of the most commonly held brain-based learning myths.
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  • 19 min
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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  • 29 min
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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