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The Importance of Love in Neurodevelopment

When we talk about development, we often talk about children and adolescents learning from education, life experiences, and social interactions. Amongst these social interactions – encompassing friendship, peer pressures, and environmental stimuli – is love.

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Brain Development During Adolescence

During childhood and adolescence, our brains are especially plastic, which means they are prone to changing dependent on experiences that they face. In adolescence especially, a specific region of the brain known as the prefrontal cortex is especially plastic. The prefrontal cortex is responsible for enabling us to control our emotion, make good decisions, and […]

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How Does Coronavirus Affect the Brain?

With the coronavirus has taken over the world causing mass lockdowns and completely uprooting our way of life, many of us know someone close to us who has been infected with the virus.

Even with over 2 million cases globally, doctors and scientists are still tracking the path that the coronavirus takes down the human body. Typically, the coronavirus is inhaled by an individual, and the virus looks for cells abundant in a receptor by the name of  angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2).

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Why Are Teenagers So Emotional

Us teenagers are often categorized by others as being overly dramatic or emotional. And as much as we hate to admit it, there is an element of truth to it; however it is simply due to the normal growth of the adolescent brain, something which we cannot control. Due to the experiences we go through […]

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