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Adolescent Brain Development and Establishing Adult Trajectories

Professor Bea Luna, PHD is a nationally highly acclaimed NIMH- Funded psychologist, neuroscientist, teacher/mentor. Using multimodal brain imaging/learning methods she has pioneered in studying normal and atypical adolescent brain development from initiation to the onset of adulthood. These fascinating brain developments affected by adolescent experiences further prepare the brain for adult functioning. Adolescent risk taking and other affects/brain development are explored in this Podcast.

Released: December 28, 2021


  1. Luna, B, Marek, S, Larsen, B, Tervo-Clemmens, B, Chahal, R, An Integrative Model of the Maturation of Cognitive Control, The Annual Review of Neuroscience 2015.38:151-70
  2. Larsen, B, Luna, B, Adolescence as a neurobiological critical period for the development of higher-order cognition, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 94 (2018) 179-195

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