Adolescent brain makes learning easier

Jan 8, 2018 by

  A new study has found that because the brains of adolescents react more responsively to rewards, making it easier for them to learn....

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Teen drinking impacts memory and learning long term

Jun 22, 2015 by

Adolescents who drink heavily may cause long-lasting damage to a part of the brain that deals with memory and learning....

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Even young brains can accumulate Alzheimer’s protein

Apr 6, 2015 by

Researchers at Northwestern University have found that amyloid can start accumulating in our brains as young as 20....

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Sleep patterns change throughout adolescence

Mar 20, 2015 by

Research is showing that because adolescents’ physiology naturally creates later bedtimes and school times are too early, teens don’t get enough sleep....

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Teen fights can destroy IQ to the equivalent of an entire year of school...

Sep 3, 2013 by

For girls, it only takes one fight! A fight-related injury resulted in a 1.62 IQ point drop for boys, and 3.02 IQ point drop for girls....

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Impulsive young people more prone to drinking heavily

Jul 19, 2013 by

ADHD isn’t just about weak attention skills; for some, it’s also about impulsivity. And a new study from the University of Liverpool found that young people who show impulsive tendencies are more prone to drinking heavily at an early...

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