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Development of the adolescent brain: implications for executive function and social cognition

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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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Keywords: Adolescence; brain development; cognition; puberty; social cognition

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University College London, UK 2: Behavioural & Brain Sciences Unit, Institute of Child Health, University College London, UK

Publication date: March 1, 2006

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