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Recent Articles

Wrestling With Our Digital World

Researchers explored benefits, dangers, and potential of our modern “device culture” at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.

Connecting the Dots: New Insights into Creativity and the Brain

“Ordinary” mental processes combine in unexpected ways across the brain when we are tapping our creativity.

A Rose by Any Other Name: How our Sense of Smell Influences Cognition

Research into olfaction has lagged behind vision and hearing. New studies suggest how smell predictions and reactions can affect memory and thought processing.

When is the Brain “Mature”?

Though most people in the US consider 18 to be the age maturity is reached, developmental neuroscientists say there isn’t a one size fits all age, nor a one size fits all method to measure it. In our new briefing paper, we explore how new scientific findings regarding the brain, adolescence, and neurodevelopment are informing law and policy across the country.

Kids and Football

A prominent researcher doesn't think kids should play tackle football. Is there a right answer in this debate?

The Long-Term Effects of Adolescent Alcohol Exposure

Researchers find clues to why teens binge and which brain areas may be most susceptible to danger during this sensitive period.

What Were You Thinking?! – Understanding the Neurobiology of the Teen Brain

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.