Genetics and Brain Development

In biology, and specifically in human growth and development, there are always two parts to any equation, nurture and nature. We have talked about nurture quite a bit in previous blogs, discussing the effects of socio-cultural interactions and family on ….

The adolescent brain and bias

The teenage years are some of the most formative years of an individual’s growth and development. As adolescents hit puberty and begin to see the world from a more developed perspective, their brains start to mold, affected not only by their genetics but also by experiences and social factors.

The Importance of Love in Neurodevelopment

When we talk about development, we often talk about children and adolescents learning from education, life experiences, and social interactions. Amongst these social interactions – encompassing friendship, peer pressures, and environmental stimuli – is love.

It’s OK to be NotOK! Our Teen Brains learns from two adolescents, Hannah and Charlie Lucas

“It’s OK to be NotOK. You are not alone! You have people around you who care. “ In Season 2, Episode2 of Our Teen Brains with Shivek, we learn these lessons and many more from two amazing adolescents. Charlie and Hannah Lucas, two young entrepreneurs who founded the NotOK app are our guests on...

Our Teen Brains In Conversation with Dr. Tang

In our very first episode of season 2, we are in a conversation with Psychologist, Dr Tang. Dr Tang is a co-director of the Oregon Mind Body Institute, a mental health center that offers prevention and treatment using mindfulness based interventions. Just as good nutrition, sleep, and exercise are...

The Effect of Social Media on the Teenage Brain

Within the brain, there is a specific pathway known as the reward pathway, which is responsible for providing a feeling of motivation, reward, and pleasure.

How COVID-19 may Impact Teen’s Mental Health & Tips to Help Teens to Cope During COVID-19

We all have been affected by the Global pandemic that has spread all over the world; some have been affected, others have loved ones or people whom they know who are suffering from the disease, but all of us teenagers have experienced changes in our lives as a result of the transmission of...

The Teenage Brain: Neuroanatomy

  In understanding the teenage brain, the hardest part is undoubtedly grasping all the neural changes that take place during this era. The adolescent brain is a time of many, many changes, so let's get started. Let's start with the four lobes of the brain. At the front we have the frontal...

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FROM FOUNDER, SHIVEK NARANG

Adolescence is a critical period in development as the brain is completely revamped, with changes in the neural circuitry and in the connection between multiple pathways.

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The Teenage Brain: Neuroanatomy

The Teenage Brain: Neuroanatomy

  In understanding the teenage brain, the hardest part is undoubtedly grasping all the neural changes that take place during this era. The adolescent brain is a time of many, many changes, so let's get started. Let's start with the four lobes of the brain. At the...

Adolescent Brain Development and Growth Mindset

Adolescent Brain Development and Growth Mindset

YOUR PRESCRIPTION FOR BRAIN WELL-BEING: SOCIALISING! Growth Mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed. It is a belief, or an implicit theory, about our capacity to learn and grow. It is not primarily about gaining knowledge, but instead changing our...

Adolescent Brain Development – Importance of friendship

Adolescent Brain Development – Importance of friendship

As part of our wellness session in my school Stanford online High School, our teachers Dr. Nuckols and Dr. Steele shared advice on online friendships and managing peer influences as part of adolescent Brain Development and Communication Skills.

Correlation between Heightened Impulsivity and Developing Brains

Correlation between Heightened Impulsivity and Developing Brains

One behavioral change that affects nearly every teenager is heightened impulsivity. This helps explain why young adults commit crimes much more frequently than adults and are more likely to fall victim to drug addiction or get into a car accident. But why does this...

Developmental Brains

The Teenage Brain: Neuroanatomy

The Teenage Brain: Neuroanatomy

  In understanding the teenage brain, the hardest part is undoubtedly grasping all the neural changes that take place during this era. The adolescent brain is a time of many, many changes, so let's get started. Let's start with the four lobes of the brain. At the...

Adolescent Brain Development and Growth Mindset

Adolescent Brain Development and Growth Mindset

YOUR PRESCRIPTION FOR BRAIN WELL-BEING: SOCIALISING! Growth Mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed. It is a belief, or an implicit theory, about our capacity to learn and grow. It is not primarily about gaining knowledge, but instead changing our...

Adolescent Brain Development – Importance of friendship

Adolescent Brain Development – Importance of friendship

As part of our wellness session in my school Stanford online High School, our teachers Dr. Nuckols and Dr. Steele shared advice on online friendships and managing peer influences as part of adolescent Brain Development and Communication Skills.

Correlation between Heightened Impulsivity and Developing Brains

Correlation between Heightened Impulsivity and Developing Brains

One behavioral change that affects nearly every teenager is heightened impulsivity. This helps explain why young adults commit crimes much more frequently than adults and are more likely to fall victim to drug addiction or get into a car accident. But why does this...

Teen Behavior

The Teenage Brain: Neuroanatomy

The Teenage Brain: Neuroanatomy

  In understanding the teenage brain, the hardest part is undoubtedly grasping all the neural changes that take place during this era. The adolescent brain is a time of many, many changes, so let's get started. Let's start with the four lobes of the brain. At the...

Adolescent Brain Development and Growth Mindset

Adolescent Brain Development and Growth Mindset

YOUR PRESCRIPTION FOR BRAIN WELL-BEING: SOCIALISING! Growth Mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed. It is a belief, or an implicit theory, about our capacity to learn and grow. It is not primarily about gaining knowledge, but instead changing our...

Adolescent Brain Development – Importance of friendship

Adolescent Brain Development – Importance of friendship

As part of our wellness session in my school Stanford online High School, our teachers Dr. Nuckols and Dr. Steele shared advice on online friendships and managing peer influences as part of adolescent Brain Development and Communication Skills.

Correlation between Heightened Impulsivity and Developing Brains

Correlation between Heightened Impulsivity and Developing Brains

One behavioral change that affects nearly every teenager is heightened impulsivity. This helps explain why young adults commit crimes much more frequently than adults and are more likely to fall victim to drug addiction or get into a car accident. But why does this...

Mental Health

The Teenage Brain: Neuroanatomy

The Teenage Brain: Neuroanatomy

  In understanding the teenage brain, the hardest part is undoubtedly grasping all the neural changes that take place during this era. The adolescent brain is a time of many, many changes, so let's get started. Let's start with the four lobes of the brain. At the...

Adolescent Brain Development and Growth Mindset

Adolescent Brain Development and Growth Mindset

YOUR PRESCRIPTION FOR BRAIN WELL-BEING: SOCIALISING! Growth Mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed. It is a belief, or an implicit theory, about our capacity to learn and grow. It is not primarily about gaining knowledge, but instead changing our...

Adolescent Brain Development – Importance of friendship

Adolescent Brain Development – Importance of friendship

As part of our wellness session in my school Stanford online High School, our teachers Dr. Nuckols and Dr. Steele shared advice on online friendships and managing peer influences as part of adolescent Brain Development and Communication Skills.

Correlation between Heightened Impulsivity and Developing Brains

Correlation between Heightened Impulsivity and Developing Brains

One behavioral change that affects nearly every teenager is heightened impulsivity. This helps explain why young adults commit crimes much more frequently than adults and are more likely to fall victim to drug addiction or get into a car accident. But why does this...

Tools

The Teenage Brain: Neuroanatomy

The Teenage Brain: Neuroanatomy

  In understanding the teenage brain, the hardest part is undoubtedly grasping all the neural changes that take place during this era. The adolescent brain is a time of many, many changes, so let's get started. Let's start with the four lobes of the brain. At the...

Adolescent Brain Development and Growth Mindset

Adolescent Brain Development and Growth Mindset

YOUR PRESCRIPTION FOR BRAIN WELL-BEING: SOCIALISING! Growth Mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed. It is a belief, or an implicit theory, about our capacity to learn and grow. It is not primarily about gaining knowledge, but instead changing our...

Adolescent Brain Development – Importance of friendship

Adolescent Brain Development – Importance of friendship

As part of our wellness session in my school Stanford online High School, our teachers Dr. Nuckols and Dr. Steele shared advice on online friendships and managing peer influences as part of adolescent Brain Development and Communication Skills.

Correlation between Heightened Impulsivity and Developing Brains

Correlation between Heightened Impulsivity and Developing Brains

One behavioral change that affects nearly every teenager is heightened impulsivity. This helps explain why young adults commit crimes much more frequently than adults and are more likely to fall victim to drug addiction or get into a car accident. But why does this...

Staying Healthy

The Teenage Brain: Neuroanatomy

The Teenage Brain: Neuroanatomy

  In understanding the teenage brain, the hardest part is undoubtedly grasping all the neural changes that take place during this era. The adolescent brain is a time of many, many changes, so let's get started. Let's start with the four lobes of the brain. At the...

Adolescent Brain Development and Growth Mindset

Adolescent Brain Development and Growth Mindset

YOUR PRESCRIPTION FOR BRAIN WELL-BEING: SOCIALISING! Growth Mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed. It is a belief, or an implicit theory, about our capacity to learn and grow. It is not primarily about gaining knowledge, but instead changing our...

Adolescent Brain Development – Importance of friendship

Adolescent Brain Development – Importance of friendship

As part of our wellness session in my school Stanford online High School, our teachers Dr. Nuckols and Dr. Steele shared advice on online friendships and managing peer influences as part of adolescent Brain Development and Communication Skills.

Correlation between Heightened Impulsivity and Developing Brains

Correlation between Heightened Impulsivity and Developing Brains

One behavioral change that affects nearly every teenager is heightened impulsivity. This helps explain why young adults commit crimes much more frequently than adults and are more likely to fall victim to drug addiction or get into a car accident. But why does this...

Neurological Diseases

The Teenage Brain: Neuroanatomy

The Teenage Brain: Neuroanatomy

  In understanding the teenage brain, the hardest part is undoubtedly grasping all the neural changes that take place during this era. The adolescent brain is a time of many, many changes, so let's get started. Let's start with the four lobes of the brain. At the...

Adolescent Brain Development and Growth Mindset

Adolescent Brain Development and Growth Mindset

YOUR PRESCRIPTION FOR BRAIN WELL-BEING: SOCIALISING! Growth Mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed. It is a belief, or an implicit theory, about our capacity to learn and grow. It is not primarily about gaining knowledge, but instead changing our...

Adolescent Brain Development – Importance of friendship

Adolescent Brain Development – Importance of friendship

As part of our wellness session in my school Stanford online High School, our teachers Dr. Nuckols and Dr. Steele shared advice on online friendships and managing peer influences as part of adolescent Brain Development and Communication Skills.

Correlation between Heightened Impulsivity and Developing Brains

Correlation between Heightened Impulsivity and Developing Brains

One behavioral change that affects nearly every teenager is heightened impulsivity. This helps explain why young adults commit crimes much more frequently than adults and are more likely to fall victim to drug addiction or get into a car accident. But why does this...

COVID

The Teenage Brain: Neuroanatomy

The Teenage Brain: Neuroanatomy

  In understanding the teenage brain, the hardest part is undoubtedly grasping all the neural changes that take place during this era. The adolescent brain is a time of many, many changes, so let's get started. Let's start with the four lobes of the brain. At the...

Adolescent Brain Development and Growth Mindset

Adolescent Brain Development and Growth Mindset

YOUR PRESCRIPTION FOR BRAIN WELL-BEING: SOCIALISING! Growth Mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed. It is a belief, or an implicit theory, about our capacity to learn and grow. It is not primarily about gaining knowledge, but instead changing our...

Adolescent Brain Development – Importance of friendship

Adolescent Brain Development – Importance of friendship

As part of our wellness session in my school Stanford online High School, our teachers Dr. Nuckols and Dr. Steele shared advice on online friendships and managing peer influences as part of adolescent Brain Development and Communication Skills.

Correlation between Heightened Impulsivity and Developing Brains

Correlation between Heightened Impulsivity and Developing Brains

One behavioral change that affects nearly every teenager is heightened impulsivity. This helps explain why young adults commit crimes much more frequently than adults and are more likely to fall victim to drug addiction or get into a car accident. But why does this...

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Genetics and Brain Development

Genetics and Brain Development

In biology, and specifically in human growth and development, there are always two parts to any equation, nurture and nature. We have talked about nurture quite a bit in previous blogs, discussing the effects of socio-cultural interactions and family on ….

read more
The adolescent brain and bias

The adolescent brain and bias

The teenage years are some of the most formative years of an individual’s growth and development. As adolescents hit puberty and begin to see the world from a more developed perspective, their brains start to mold, affected not only by their genetics but also by experiences and social factors.

read more
The Importance of Love in Neurodevelopment

The Importance of Love in Neurodevelopment

When we talk about development, we often talk about children and adolescents learning from education, life experiences, and social interactions. Amongst these social interactions – encompassing friendship, peer pressures, and environmental stimuli – is love.

read more

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The Global influence of Our Teen Brains