The teen brain research: critical perspectives

Howard Sercombe

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    Abstract

    The new generation of brain research, using Magnetic Resonance Imaging and other techniques, has been making an increasing impact on our understanding of young people and the application of policy. A previous article in this journal outlined the positive contribution of these findings in relation to young people and their social environment. However, the interpretation of data associated with this field of research is frequently locked into old deficit models of youth, with potentially serious consequences for policy. This article outlines some problems in interpretation in brain science, especially as it applies to young people, and urges brain scientists and social scientists to collaborate.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)71-80
    Number of pages10
    JournalYouth and Policy
    Volume105
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

    Keywords

    • brain
    • MRI
    • adolescence
    • teen
    • risk

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