Your selections: Critical Periods
Understanding how the developing brain grows, changes, and learns provides a fuller picture of how this complicated machine works.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Environment and experiences in the teen years guide development of some of the human brain’s more complex functions.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The neural connections that develop during infancy and childhood can have lasting effects on learning and health.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The neurological consequences of teenage alcohol abuse can last well beyond the teen years and into adulthood.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
How much does the brain develop after birth? How do human brains develop compared to other animals?
  • PBS
With just a roll of the dice your students will learn about how every day choices can affect their brain development.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Getting rid of unneeded synapses is a key part of brain development.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 1 min
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.
Can the zebrafish teach us about human development?
  • National Institutes of Health