S10+Lecture+6+-+333+-+Brain+changes+_+impact

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Brain changes 6 – February 5 & 8, 2010
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Admin Folder “review” under resources, where review Virtual teen assignments are under ‘assignments’ Assignment grades for non-VT assignments after deadline. Assignment 1 will take longer, due to prof having to change everyone’s (800+ people) points for question 1 & 2
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Today What changes take place in the adolescent brain? How do changes in cognition affect real- world situations that adolescents encounter?
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The Adolescent Brain Research is conducted using fMRI, PET, and DTI scans
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Among most important brain changes to take place at adolescence: The prefrontal cortex The limbic system What Changes in The Brain?
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The Adolescent Brain Changes in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) improve efficiency of info-processing: Synaptic "pruning” Myelination
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The Synaptic Cleft: How Neurons Communicate The Synaptic Cleft: How Neurons Communicate
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Neuronal Cell
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