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Brain Development Blog Posts

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Can Too Much “Screen Time” Change Your Brain?

March 09, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Scientists are reviewing brain scans from ABCD Study participants to see how developing brains change over time. Screen time is just one of the things scientists are exploring. Read More »

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You’re Programming Your Brain—Right Now!

March 11, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Your brain keeps developing until you’re about 25 years old. Fortunately, your brain is influenced by things you can control, including your health choices. Read More »

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Say What? "Habituation"

February 05, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The process of habituation can lead to teens taking more and more risks, some of which can be harmful. Read More »

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The Science of Risky Teen Behavior

October 16, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Teens are more likely to take risks than any other age group. One young scientist wants to find out why.  Read More »

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What Do Drugs Do to Teens’ Brains? “ABCD Study” Looks for Answers

April 11, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

It seems like for every question we answer about brain science, there are a hundred more we haven’t answered yet. Read More »

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