7 M4A - This is Your Brain Plugged In

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Advertising, the Media, and Your Health

Today's teens are often labeled Generation M because of the extent that media saturates their lives. This program examines how different forms of media encourage young consumers to smoke more, drink more, eat more unhealthy foods, and take greater risks with sexual behavior. Using the latest...

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Think about this: it’s the Brain Episode.

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Development of the Young Brain

For more than twenty years, National Institute of Mental Health neuroscientist Dr. Jay Giedd has studied the development of the adolescent brain. Decades of imaging work have led to remarkable insight and more than a few surprises.

Jay N. Giedd, M.D., “Development of the Young Brain” (...


Digital Nation

Within a single generation, the Web and digital media have remade nearly every aspect of modern culture, transforming the way we work, learn and socialize in ways that we are only beginning to understand. FRONTLINE producer Rachel Dretzin (Growing Up Online) teams up with one of the...

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Growing Up Digital

Matt Richtel, “Growing Up Digital,” in Scholastic New York Times Upfront, Jan. 31, 2011, as found at http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/this_issue/......

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Insight into the Teen Brain

Adriana Galvan, "Insight into the Teen Brain" (video), TedxYouth@Caltech, Jan. 19, 2013, as found at http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Insight-Into-the-Teenage-Brain;search:tag...

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Policy Statement: Children, Adolescents, and the Media

12. Victor C. Strasburger and Marjorie J. Hogan, “Policy Statement: Children, Adolescents, and the Media,” in Pediatrics (Vol. 132, Issue 5), Nov. 2013, 958.

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Students and Technology, Constant Companions

Joshua Brustein, Matt Richtel, and Erik Olsen, “Students and Technology, Constant Companions,” interactive feature on NYTimes.com, Nov. 20, 2010, as found at

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Teens and Decision Making: What Brain Science Reveals

Scholastic Inc. and National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Teens and Decision Making: What Brain Science Reveals,” in New York Times Upfront (Vol. 140, Issue 13),
April 14, 2008, 18.


The Amazing Nervous System

From skiing down a steep mountain, to playing the piano, the nervous system enables us to accomplish remarkable tasks. This video focuses on the amazing structures in the nervous system that allows humans to maintain and carry out a wide range of functions. Concepts and terminology include:...


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