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Twelfth Jeffrey Lecture on Cognitive Neuroscience

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Presented by Dr. BJ Casey on January 26, 2012

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When Jan 26, 2012
from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
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The Myths of Adolescence and Recent Evidence from Neuroscience

BJ Casey, Ph.D.

Director of the Sackler Institute and Neuroscience Graduate Program

Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology and Neuroscience

Weill Cornell Medical College

Negotiating the transition from dependence on parents to relative independence is not a unique demand fortoday's youth, but has a long evolutionary history and is shared across mammalian species. Yet behavioral changes observed during this period are often described as "delinquent" or reflecting cognitive "deficits". This lecture will review empirical studies showing changes in explorative and emotive behaviors during the transition into and out ofadolescence and their neurobiological correlates in the context of both adaptive and maladaptive functions.

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