Researchers find clues to why teens binge and which
brain areas may be most susceptible to danger during this sensitive period.
Brain mapping research, or connectomics, is one of the
hottest fields in neuroscience, with support from several high profile
initiatives in the US and abroad. Leaders in the field weigh in on new research
advances and what we ultimately hope to learn from these intricate maps.
What is a "placebo effect" and how can it be neutralized?
Dana Foundation grantee Michael Lipton is
looking at the cumulative effect of heading impacts by monitoring changes in
brain structure and function with diffusion tensor imaging and cognitive tests.
Wrong-headed teen behavior isn’t due necessarily a lack of knowing right from wrong, but rather an inability to hold back the wrong answer or behavior. One of our series of Reports on Progress.
A recent survey suggests that neuromyths are more pervasive
in the educational community than we might think, and this may work against
academic achievement. We investigate some of the most common myths, explaining
their scientific origins and realities. One of our series of briefing papers.