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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These trailblazers strike out into various parts of the brain, laying down axons as they go.
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To form the billions of connections in your brain, your neurons need to find their way.
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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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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are more common than you might think, and can cause severe problems for those affected.
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Genes in action before birth may sow the seeds of autism spectrum disorder.
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Roll the dice and read your fate! Will you be the winner with the most neurons?
  • Neuroscience for Kids
Whether they end up feathered, scaled, or hairy, all animals start out as a smooth ball of cells known as an embryo.
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Research in rats suggests excessive media consumption at a young age can hurt brain development.
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Your brain births new cells all the time. Here’s how it works.
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What is the benefit of pruning the brain?
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Can your teens tell the difference between their brain and an adult brain?
  • New York Times Blog
How much does the brain develop after birth? How do human brains develop compared to other animals?
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3D Brain

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