Adolescence and the Brain

Adolescence and the Brain

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By combining information from neuroimaging studies with evidence from animal research, psychological research, epidemiology and histology, we can piece together the major developments, and relate these to typical adolescent behaviours. There is immense potential for the fields of health, education and law to learn from this growing knowledge of the adolescent brain. Conversely, in this relatively young field of adolescent neuroscience, there are many important questions as yet unanswered. This book describes what we know about the adolescent brain from a neuroscience perspective to increase knowledge and understanding among students and professionals.
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 159 x 235mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138847712
  • 9781138847712

Table of contents

Section 1: The adolescent brain in context 1. The development of the brain 2. Methods for investigating the human brain 3. Adolescence: a period of change Section 2: The changing adolescent brain 4. Neurocognitive development 5. Reward sensitivity and decision-making 6. The Social brain Section 3: Implications of adolescent neuroscience 7. Mental health problems in adolescence 8. Adolescent neuroscience and society 9. The limitations of neuroscience and future directions Conclusions
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