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ERIC Number: EJ950494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-9630
Development of the Adolescent Brain: Implications for Executive Function and Social Cognition
Blakemore, Sarah-Jayne; Choudhury, Suparna
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, v47 n3-4 p296-312 Mar-Apr 2006
Adolescence is a time of considerable development at the level of behaviour, cognition and the brain. This article reviews histological and brain imaging studies that have demonstrated specific changes in neural architecture during puberty and adolescence, outlining trajectories of grey and white matter development. The implications of brain development for executive functions and social cognition during puberty and adolescence are discussed. Changes at the level of the brain and cognition may map onto behaviours commonly associated with adolescence. Finally, possible applications for education and social policy are briefly considered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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