The Congressional Neuroscience Caucus, in partnership with the American Brain Coalition, American Academy of Neurology, and Child Neurology Society, will present a briefing that explores our current understanding of the developing brain and research efforts aimed at gaining a deeper understanding of the linkages among genes, the developing brain, and behavior. We will highlight some of the efforts by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to support research relevant to the psychological, neurobiological, language, behavioral, and educational development and health of children. We also hear from a leading expert on the science of the adolescent brain and insights that translate into practical advice for both parents and teenagers.


Lisa Freund, PhD, Chief of National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's Child Development and Behavior Branch

Frances E. Jensen, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and author of The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults

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