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New Study to Offer Insight into the Adolescent Brain

The Huffington Post – Catherine Y. Spong

“There is a lot we don’t know about the effects of a child’s routine activities—sports, sleep, or screen time—on his or her developing brain. A new long-term study recently launched at 19 research sites around the country and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will collect significant data on normal, healthy teen behavior and its impact on neurological, social, emotional, and cognitive development. It also will examine some of the unhealthy and risky behaviors indicative of those experimental teenage years.”(more)

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