Working for Better Behavioral Health Outcomes

My name is Ariana Anderson and we are at the Semel Institute at UCLA and I’m a statistician working in psychiatry. Well, so working in psychiatry as a statistician is very interesting, because in psychiatry there’s is not really any good way to measure mental illness other than observing symptoms. And so one thing I’m working on is how to […]

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Why the teenage brain has an evolutionary advantage

It’s not easy being a teenager. There’s the angst. The emotions. The raging hormones! And although hormones do play a big role in puberty, the brain is going through a lot of changes too. Neuroscientists are learning thatt some of the most puzzling teenage behavior may actually have some real benefits. legally, you’re considered an adult when you turn18, but […]

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