Study of Teen Brains Could Reveal Roots of Mental Illness, Impacts of Drug Abuse

"A lot of studies in this area are plagued by the fact that we tend to capture teenagers after they have already started to misbehave in various ways. So, the fact that we are following kids from … before they engage in a lot of risk-taking behavior—it's going to be an incredibly rich data set," said Monica Luciana, PhD, Department of Psychology.

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