How teens navigate these years has real consequences for how they live the rest of lives. While there are always risks and downsides, the teen mind has unique positive qualities.
Here are examples of ongoing National Science Foundation-funded brain research that runs the gamut from discoveries about the brains of dinosaurs and birds to research involving Alzheimer's and beyond.
I was fascinated by an article dated January 4, 2014 in the Science section of The Independent...
In a recent commentary in Time magazine, Camille Paglia singles out a small group of feminists whose views on men are well known, and then acts as if ...
The personally tailored sponsored ads we receive daily on our computers are rather convenient. When the distance between the tips of our fingers to an ad is so small, do we really make a choice when responding to it? Brain research suggests the opposite: The ad chooses us.
How could I possibly have erectile dysfunction? I was only 23 and physically healthy. I went searching and found long threads of guys saying they thought porn had caused their ED. Unbelievable, but turns out it potentially had for me, too. It took me nine months to recover normal sexual function.
Thirty minutes a day of reading can determine whether or not a child can read or not read -- and that interaction can determine whether a child will stay in school or not stay in school.
We are starting to hear from a younger generation of cognitive and brain scientists who see through the sexiness and are perhaps beginning to appreciate that sex differences aren't quite as interplanetary as the old Mars/Venus pitch keeps trying to sell us.
In 2013, we continued to push the boundaries of what we know about ourselves; going boldly into questions no researcher has gone before. Like, what should we do when we need a little lift -- take a run, have a coffee, or grab a beer?
Elaine Stritch, the veteran Broadway baby, was not happy when she turned up at The Rubin Museum of Art for her on-stage conversation on the subject of...
Taking time to meditate is a gift that nourishes our home and family from that most basic level of life -- the powerful but unseen "unified field" -- allowing everything to flow along more smoothly and sweetly.
In short, our brains and minds are far from set in stone due to genetics or age. Education, lifestyle, brain training and decisions under our control matter as much as our genetic inheritance in the trajectory of our mental capacity over time.
If we know that the brain is going through profound changes during adolescence, perhaps adolescents, parents, and teachers should try to learn a little more about how the brain works in general and some of the specific changes that occur during this time.
Thanks to a burst of media attention this week centering around a certain actor from A&E's show "Duck Dynasty," we may be thinking we have learned som...
When the world seems out of control, here's how to find peace within yourself. After the recent Colorado high school shootings, there's no doubt ou...
'Tis the season to, well, buy stuff. Increasingly, the stuff we buy is electronic. In fact, not only that, but increasingly the stuff we buy with is electronic, too. We are using gizmos to shop for gadgets, or possibly gadgets to shop for gizmos.
We understand that sleep is essential. But the question remains, what happens in sleep that allows for the maintenance of normal function?
If we want to reduce the number of people in prison and reduce the number of people who drop out of school because they can't read, we need to help children from birth to three years old exercise their brains. Why have I believed that need to be true?
This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Manan Shah, student There is no limit to one's learning capacity, due to an interesting...
Many people believe that kindergarten is the time when the education process begins. Those people are wrong.