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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Certain areas of the brain can grow new cells throughout life.
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The Zika virus is a global health threat.
How viruses like Zika disturb fetal brain development is a long-standing mystery.
  • The Dana Foundation
Hormones help to physically shape the brain during adolescence and beyond.
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New discoveries regarding connections in the retina may provide clues in the search for a treatment for eye disease.
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The cocktail of hormones produced during adolescence contributes to some of the dramatic brain changes underway.
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We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we want it enough. But is that true?
  • Wellcome Trust
A network of neurons in the gut control the function of the gastrointestinal system.
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Scientists are studying the brains of tadpoles to understand how neural circuits develop and absorb information from the surrounding environment.
  • National Science Foundation
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Estrogen plays a key role in the developing brains of both women and men.
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The nerves necessary for the sense of touch develop early in gestation.
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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.

3D Brain

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