Dr. Liston publishes "Prefrontal cortical regulation of brainwide circuit dynamics and reward-related behavior” in Science.
Dr. Casey and her work at the Sackler Institute is highlighted by the Brain and Behavior and Research Foundation with the 2015 Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research, BJ Casey, PhD - 2015 Ruane Prizewinner.
Weill Cornell Medicine has received more than $10 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of substances of abuse on the developing brain, Landmark Study Investigates Substance Use and Adolescent Brain Development.
The San Diego Union-Tribune quotes principal investigator, Dr. BJ Casey, in their article highlighting Weill Cornell Medical College among the research sites participating in the NIH Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, which will explore the effects of adolescent substance use on brain development. Other WCMC investigators include Drs. Barry Kosofsky and Jon Dyke, co-PI Dr. Rita Goldstein of Mount Sinai, and Consultants: Drs. Nim Tottenham and Diana Martinez of Columbia and Dr. Deborah Estrin of Cornell Tech, UCSD to lead study of 10,000 adolescents.
Dr. Casey is announced as an award recipient of a large multi-site NIH study to follow approximately 10,000 children beginning at ages 9 to 10, before they initiate drug use, through the period of highest risk for substance use and other mental health disorders and address questions related to substance use and development that will help inform prevention and treatment research priorities, public health strategies, and policy decision. See announcement: Thirteen grants awarded to look at cognitive and social development in ~10,000 children.
Dr. Casey highlights recent work at the Sackler Institute on adolescent brain development as Mayor DeBlasio and city officials review new policies for youth at Rikers, The Teenage Brain Undergoes Massive Changes That We Are Starting - And Need - To Understand.
Drs. Conor Liston and BJ Casey are highlighted in one of a series of videos on mentoring the next generation of physicians and scientists, A Beautiful Scientific Marriage.
A recent article in Nature Communications on genetic variation in endocannabinoid signaling in mice and humans by lead authors Iva Dincheva, Andrew Drysdale, Cate Hartley and Dave Johnson together with senior authors, BJ Casey and Francis Lee is highlighted in Opinion piece by Richard Friedman in the New York Times. Listen to Dr. Francis Lee talk about endocannabinoid signaling on NPR.
Dr. BJ Casey and colleague Dr. Larry Steinberg talk about why adolescents are influenced by peers on NPR.
Dr. BJ Casey's work on the adolescent brain is referenced in Psychology Today: Adolescence and the College Search: A Perfect Match? Embracing the teenage brain's natural tendencies may help the process.
Dr. BJ Casey and colleague's work on the adolescent brain is highlighted Sunday, February 1, 2015 in an article for The Inquirer by Gloria Hochman. Teens' immature brains pose all sorts of dangers
Dr. BJ Casey comments on a study by NIDA that plans to follow 10,000 teens for ten years in a hope to determine the impact of marijuana, alcohol and nicotine on brain function and behavior. Teen drug use gets supersize study
Work by Drs. BJ Casey, Francis Lee, Siobhan Pattwell and John Walkup, on how teens differ from children and adults when it comes to unlearning a fear association and how that may impact adolescents' responses to exposure-based therapy, is discussed by Dr. Richard Friedman. Why Teenagers Act Crazy
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.