Social Change Shows Up in Preteen Brain, University of Oregon Study

Published: Apr 25, 2013

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New research reveals which brain regions are active as kids on the brink of adolescence consider their identity and social status. In a study of 27 neurologically typical children who underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) at ages 10 and 13, activity in the brain’s ventromedial prefrontal cortex increased dramatically when the subjects responded to questions about how they view themselves.

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