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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We are born with most of the cells that make up our nervous system. However, some parts of the brain add new cells during infancy, and one adds cells throughout life.
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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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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
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
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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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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Learn about the developing brain and how your brain changes throughout your lifetime with this comprehensive website.
  • PBS
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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In this lesson by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, students learn how alcohol affects different parts of the brain, which in turn affects behavior.
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This web-resource by the University of Utah considers the effects of genetics, environment, and behavior in an attempt to unravel the complexities of the addicted brain.
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