Clip: Intro to Adolescent Brain Development
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Introduction to adolescent brain development with dr. dana dorfman
Click below to hear Dr. Dana Dorfman explain how the adolescent brain stores new information.
The adolescent brain is constantly improving its highway system:
- Short-term memory has limited capacity. Redundant information is pruned, novel information stored.
- The more the brain is stimulated, the stronger the synapses that comprise neural pathways.
- Limbic (emotional) Center of the brain is still underdeveloped.
Dr. Dana Dorfman
Dana is a psychotherapist with 20+ years of experience treating children, adolescents, and their families. She is a regular lecturer and workshop facilitator at public and private schools throughout NYC, and she is frequently quoted in parenting publications and websites. Most importantly, she is a mother of two who is passionate about rapidly evolving scientific research on human development.
- Favorite book: "The Magic Years" by Selma Fraiberg
- Favorite writer: Viktor Frankl
- MSW and Ph.D., New York University
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