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The Resource Adolescent brain development, Lisa Wright and Stan Kutcher, (electronic book)

Adolescent brain development, Lisa Wright and Stan Kutcher, (electronic book)

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Adolescent brain development
Title
Adolescent brain development
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Wright and Stan Kutcher
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Adolescent brain development is a fascinating, newly developing field that has so much to offer almost anyone interested in learning more. Adolescence has only come to be established as a unique developmental phase in the last few decades or so. We now know that the human brain undergoes dramatic developmental changes in the postnatal period, not only early after birth but also extending all the way into adulthood. These changes are not uniform, in that the brain regions undergoing the most change during adolescence are not the same as the regions that changed most in the early life period, and the processes of change also differ as we age. Some of the most important changes that we see during the adolescent period are: 1) pruning (or removal) of excessive neural connections, 2) increases in white matter, the portion of brain matter that allows different regions to communicate with one another, and 3) thinning of the cortex, which is comprised of the outer layers of brain matter. Compared with other areas of the brain, the frontal and temporal cortices undergo the most protracted changes in their structure, implying that developments in these areas play a large role in providing the foundation for adolescent behavioural changes. In this book, we compare adolescent behavioural changes with ongoing changes in the brain and discuss potential implications for health and educational policy-making
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
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Wright, Lisa
Dewey number
612.82
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QP376
LC item number
.W752 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • abstracts summaries
  • bibliography
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Kutcher, Stanley P.
Series statement
Colloquium series on the developing brain,
Series volume
12
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  • Neurobiology
  • Adolescent Development
  • Brain
  • Adolescence
  • Teenagers
  • Developmental neurobiology
  • Brain
Target audience
  • adult
  • specialized
Label
Adolescent brain development, Lisa Wright and Stan Kutcher, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 81-102)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. Putting it all in context -- 6.1 Implications for health and social policy -- 6.2 Implications for education policy -- 6.3 Promoting adolescent development in the community -- 6.4 Concluding remarks -- References -- Author biographies
  • 5. Links to underlying brain development -- 5.1 Activity and related brain development -- 5.2 Cognition and related brain development -- 5.3 Emotion, risk-taking, impulsiveness, and related brain development -- 5.4 Mental disorders that arise in adolescence --
  • 4. Adolescent social dynamics -- 4.1 Taking a look at teen ostracism -- 4.2 Resilience vs. susceptibility --
  • 3. Adolescent behavior-- 3.1 Overview -- 3.2 Behavioral changes -- 3.2.1 Changes in activity patterns -- 3.2.2 Changes in intellectual capacity and abstract reasoning abilities -- 3.2.3 Changes in emotional regulation -- 3.2.4 Impulsivity and risk-taking --
  • 2. Adolescent brain development -- 2.1 Overview -- 2.2 Grey matter peaks and declines, white matter increases, and cortical thinning -- 2.3 Changes in neurotransmitter levels -- 2.4 Protracted brain development of the frontal and temporal cortex -- 2.5 Regional specificity and lateralization of brain function -- 2.6 Functional integration and gains in network efficiency -- 2.7 Sex differences --
  • 1. Introduction -- 1.1 Overview -- 1.2 The nature/nurture interaction: genes, development, and epigenetics -- 1.3 Physical development -- 1.3.1 Prenatal growth -- 1.3.2 Postnatal growth -- 1.4 Brain development --
Control code
201602DBR012
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 PDF (viii, 104 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781615046430
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Other control number
10.4199/C00133ED1V01Y201602DBR012
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System details
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader
Label
Adolescent brain development, Lisa Wright and Stan Kutcher, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 81-102)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. Putting it all in context -- 6.1 Implications for health and social policy -- 6.2 Implications for education policy -- 6.3 Promoting adolescent development in the community -- 6.4 Concluding remarks -- References -- Author biographies
  • 5. Links to underlying brain development -- 5.1 Activity and related brain development -- 5.2 Cognition and related brain development -- 5.3 Emotion, risk-taking, impulsiveness, and related brain development -- 5.4 Mental disorders that arise in adolescence --
  • 4. Adolescent social dynamics -- 4.1 Taking a look at teen ostracism -- 4.2 Resilience vs. susceptibility --
  • 3. Adolescent behavior-- 3.1 Overview -- 3.2 Behavioral changes -- 3.2.1 Changes in activity patterns -- 3.2.2 Changes in intellectual capacity and abstract reasoning abilities -- 3.2.3 Changes in emotional regulation -- 3.2.4 Impulsivity and risk-taking --
  • 2. Adolescent brain development -- 2.1 Overview -- 2.2 Grey matter peaks and declines, white matter increases, and cortical thinning -- 2.3 Changes in neurotransmitter levels -- 2.4 Protracted brain development of the frontal and temporal cortex -- 2.5 Regional specificity and lateralization of brain function -- 2.6 Functional integration and gains in network efficiency -- 2.7 Sex differences --
  • 1. Introduction -- 1.1 Overview -- 1.2 The nature/nurture interaction: genes, development, and epigenetics -- 1.3 Physical development -- 1.3.1 Prenatal growth -- 1.3.2 Postnatal growth -- 1.4 Brain development --
Control code
201602DBR012
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 PDF (viii, 104 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781615046430
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Other control number
10.4199/C00133ED1V01Y201602DBR012
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System details
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader

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