Brain Development in Teenagers

Between childhood and adulthood our hormones kick-start a phase of significant change. And while the physical changes of adolescence may be obvious, less visible are the changes that these hormones trigger in our brains. Which might just be responsible for turning our teenage years into a bit of a roller coaster. Throughout our lives our brains undergo a process called […]

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What Is Loneliness Doing to Your Brain?

Today we’re talking about loneliness; not to be confused with introversion, or social anxiety, while those subjects are worthy topics. Loneliness actually has been defined in many ways: “a state of solitude or being alone,” “inability to find meaning in one’s life….” Okay, this is already a downer, so look at a picture of a panda. Aw, it’s cute! Now […]

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Improving brain development and world IQ by reducing iron, iodine and zinc deficiency

Improving the world’s IQ by 10 points yep, it’s easier than you think. This is exactly what a group of paediatricians think is possible when they looked at brain development in the first 1,000 days of life. They found that poor nutrition globally, including poor areas in wealthy countries is leading to infant deficiencies of iodine, iron, and zinc. And […]

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Tech’s Impact On Young Brains | America Inside Out with Katie Couric

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Are You Under 24? Science Says You Still Have the Brain of a Teen

We define adolescence as the years between childhood and adulthood. The exact age might depend on the country — things like the age you can vote or drink — but it’s roughly defined as being from age 10 to 19. But, a new study is suggesting that adolescence should end as late as 24 to account for the full range […]

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Huge Genetic Study Reveals Common Threads Across Psychiatric Disorders

Welcome to Impact Factor, your weekly dose of commentary on a new medical study. I’m Dr. F. Perry Wilson. This week I’ve been reading this paper, appearing in Cell, describing a truly herculean effort to determine some of the genetic underpinnings of psychiatric disorders. The study begins as a huge genome-wide association study, but man, it has layers. Like an […]

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The Backwards Brain Bicycle – Smarter Every Day 133

Hey it’s me Destin. Welcome back to Smarter Every Day. You’ve heard people say, “It’s just like riding a bike” meaning it’s really easy and you can’t forget how to do it, right? But I did something. I did something that damaged my mind. It happened on the streets of Amsterdam and I got really scared honestly. I can’t ride […]

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Enhancing the plasticity of the brain: Max Cynader at TEDxStanleyPark

Translator: Mohand Habchi Reviewer: Reiko Bovee Thank you very much for that generous introduction. It’s a pleasure to be here. Today my subject is “Enhancing Brain Plasticity.” And what I’m going to do in the next few minutes hopefully is to tell you a little bit about what brain plasticity is, how it works, what we’re doing to try to […]

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