Our study examining links between the quality of peer relationships and neural sensitivity to risk taking in adolescence is featured in UC Berkeley’s The Greater Good Science Center article.
The Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley: “The Top 10 insights from the ‘Science of a meaningful Life’ in 2015”
Our newest paper in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience shows how a mother’s presence can change how the adolescent brain processes risky behaviors. This work has been covered in a number of scientific press and news outlets, including Smithsonian, Psychological Science, University of Illinois News Bureau, Fox Nightly News, and Fox News.
Fox Nightly News: “Teen brains and driving: A new study shows they think behind the wheel”
Smithsonian: “10 new things science says about being a mom”
Psychological Science: “Teen brains shift gears on risk with mom watching”
University of Illinois News Bureau: “This is your teen’s brain behind the wheel”
Fox News: “Having mom in the car changes teen driver’s brains”
DSN Lab director Eva Telzer’s research on the development of children’s brain responses to opposite-sex faces is featured on Cognitive Neuroscience Society News and the University of Illinois News Bureau.
University of Illinois News Bureau: “Amygdala encodes ‘cooties’ and ‘crushes’ in the developing brain”
CNS News: “How the Developing Brain Moves from Cooties to Crushes”
Our newest paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences (PNAS) by Eva Telzer and colleagues has been featured in a number of scientific press and news outlets, including The Atlantic, The American Scholar, University of Illinois News Bureau, NSF News from the Field, U.S. News, and WCIA Local News.
WCIA Local News: “New Ways to Stop Teen Depression”
U.S. News: “Altruism May Help Shield Teens From Depression”
NSF News from the Field: “Altruistic Adolescents Less Likely to Become Depressed”
University of Illinois News Bureau: “Altruistic Adolescents Less Likely to Become Depressed”
The American Scholar: “Get Happy: It’s Not a Universal Pursuit”
The Atlantic: “Meaningful Activities Protect the Brain From Depression”
Science News covers Eva Telzer’s research about how early exposure to racial diversity shapes the developing brain.
Read more: “Racial Homogeneity in Early Childhood May Affect Brain”
Eva Telzer’s work on the development of race perceptions is discussed on Cognitive Neuroscience Society.
Read more: “Our Young Brains on Race: How Racial Perceptions Develop”
Eva Telzer’s work on amygdala sensitivity and race perceptions during adolescence was discussed in The Atlantic.
Read more: “New Evidence That Racism Isn’t ‘Natural'”