June 12 at AAAS: Exploring the Adolescent Brain


June 7, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY
May 7, 2013

Contact:
Earl Lane
AAAS
(202) 326-6431
elane@aaas.org

June 12 at AAAS:  Exploring the Adolescent Brain

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Dana Foundation will host a discussion on research about the adolescent brain on Wednesday, June 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the AAAS Auditorium, 12th and H Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. A reception will follow.

Advances in neuroscience have enabled researchers to learn more about how the adolescent brain functions, from the everyday behavior of teenagers to how they cope with the challenges of disease, learning problems, and social cues.

Speakers at this event, the second in a series on Neuroscience and Society, will address the development of the adolescent brain, the diseases and learning difficulties that seem to correlate with adolescence, and the policy initiatives undertaken by the federal government in response.

The speakers are Dr. Jay Giedd, chief of the brain imaging unit in the child psychiatry branch at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH); Elaine Walker, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.; and Elizabeth Albro, associate commissioner, National Center for Education Research, U.S. Department of Education. Alan I. Leshner, chief executive officer of AAAS and a former deputy director and acting director of NIMH, will make opening remarks. 

The event is free and open to the public. Register at: https://www.signup4.net/Public/ap.aspx?EID=THEA39E

Reporters
planning to attend are asked to RSVP to elane@aaas.org

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