Alan Alda visits with Dr. BJ Casey, Sackler Professor of Developmental Psychobiology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. In this PBS video "Brains on Trial", Alda learns about the adolescent brain and behavior. Brains on Trial
Dr. BJ Casey discusses the strength of the reward system in the teenage brain, and the effect it has on decision making: Teen brains: Are they wired for risk taking? PDF
NPR makes a case against the use of the use of brain scans in the legal system, highlighting the work of Dr. Kristina Caudle on impulsivity in the teenage brain: The Case Against Brain Scans As Evidence In Court
Dr. Casey and Dr. Caudle discusses impulsivity in the teenage brain, suggesting the teenage brain may have to work harder to avoid acting on impulse: Why Teenagers Are So Impulsive
Dr. Mathew Malter Cohen discusses the possible effects early life stress could have on the brain: Stress of Childhood Poverty May Have Long Effect on Brain
Dr. Casey discusses the role of the brain when teens make decisions, and why these decisions can sometimes come across as risky: The Teenage Brain on Rage: How It's Different
See coverage of Dr. Casey's work relevant to law and neuroscience that was presented at the 2013 Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting: CNS: Law & Neuroscience
Article discussing the marshmallow study which Dr. Casey collaborated on: Secret to Self-Control: A More Efficient Brain?
Drs. Casey, Pattwell, and Lee discuss adolescent fear learning in the January edition of New York magazine: Why You Truly Never Leave High School
Dr. Casey discussing recent work of graduate student, Theresa Teslovich, on adolescent decision-making on NPR: Research Highlights Strengths of Adolescent Brain
Dr. Casey and colleagues discuss decision-making in adolescents in Science News for Kids: The teenage brain.
Dr. Casey discusses teenage decision-making on Discovery News: The Teen Brain on Rage: How it's Different.
Dr. Casey's work on the adolescent brain is featured in the Wall Street Journal article, What's Wrong With the Teenage Mind? written by Alison Gopnick on January 28, 2012.
In the Fall of 2011, the Sackler Institute participated in a collaborative art-science project featuring performance artist Marina Abramovic, entitled Neuroscience Experiment 1: Measuring the Magic of Mutual Gaze. Dr. Suzanne Dikker, Dr. Jason Zevin and Dr. Eva Hulse traveled to Moscow to realize its first installment at the Garage Center of Contemporary Culture, as part of Abramovic's restrospective exhibition The Artist is Present. The project, which fuses scientific experimentation and interactive performance art, uses real-time EEG to investigate synchronized brain activity between individuals when they engage in prolonged eye-contact: what are the neural correlates of being "on the same wavelength"?Media coverage includes The Moscow News The Daily Globe RT.com TV cultura (view from minute 3) Images from the exhibition National Geographic features Dr. Casey's work on the adolescent brain in their October 2011 issue, Beautiful Brains by David Dobbs.
Kevin Dowling picks up the story in his piece, Relax- teens are designed to be difficult, published in The Sunday Times on September 9, 2011.Dr. Casey and colleagues interviewed on NPR Talk of the Nation: Understanding the Mysterious Teenage Brain.
Media coverage of Dr. Casey's study of the marshmallow test revisited after forty years can be found below.
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Dr. Casey shares insight from the marshmallow study revisited forty years later on Sound Medicine, Update: Kids and Marshmallows Study.