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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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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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.
Bullying is more than a painful experience — it can have lasting repercussions on the developing brains of young people.
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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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Women suffer depression and anxiety disorders at higher rates than men; a new study finds an interesting new explanation for this.
It seems paradoxical that crying could trigger murdering a child on impulse.
Newborn infants can do lots of things. They can breathe, swallow, see, hear, startle, grasp, withdraw from noxious stimuli, taste, smell, cry and more.
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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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