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“Brains on Trial” series with Alan Alda.


The Teenage Brain in the Media!

In October 2011 National Geographic published an article about teenage brain development titled “Beautiful Brains” by David Dobbs. In it LNCD director Dr. Beatriz Luna, among other scientists, speaks about our research and what we know about the adolescent brain. We’re excited to be featured in such an esteemed magazine – please check it out below!

Beautiful Brains
Dobbs, D (Oct 2011) Beautiful Brains. National Geographic Magazine, 36-59.

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Kidults: Does delaying responsibility affect our brains?
Bambury, B (Feb 21, 2015) Day 6 with Brent Bambury, CBC Radio.

We’re kidults in our 20s
Radowitz, JV (Feb 15, 2015) Press Association.

Adulthood begins at 25, says new research
Tufft, B (Feb 15, 2015) The Independent.

Don’t blame the teenage brain for risk-taking
Byko, L (Feb 15, 2015) Pitt prof’s research questions traditional thinking on matter, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Understanding Voluntary Behavior
Luna B (Jan 21, 2011) Understanding Voluntary Behavior New York Times, Opinion Page.

Probing the Brain Power of Pitt
Baum, M (May 23 2011) Action Potential: Probing the Brain Power of Pitt Neuroscience, 4-5 Pitt Chronicle.

Why Teens are Wired for Risk
Landau, Elizabeth. (Oct 2011) Why Teens are Wired for Risk. CNN.com.

A Delicate Balance: Risk, Reward, and the Adolescent Brain
Sherman, Carl. (Oct. 2012) A Delicate Balance: Risks, Rewards, and the Adolescent Brain. The Dana Foundation.