Medical Xpress: New insights into the adolescent brain

| Posted in Brain Disease, Brain Education, Brain Research

The inner workings of the teenage brain are now slightly less mysterious, thanks to a research team led by University of Delaware engineers. Using a non-invasive medical imaging technology called magnetic resonance elastography (MRE), the researchers found that adolescent brains are stiffer than adult brains in some areas and softer than adult brains in other areas. These findings could eventually be used to help clinicians assess development, risk-taking behavior, and other important cognitive issues as well as psychiatric disorders in teens. (August 7, 2018)

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