Media attention for the learning adolescent brain
The brains of adolescents react more strongly to receiving rewards. This can lead to risky behaviour, but research in Leiden has shown that it also has a positive purpose: it makes learning easier. The publication of an article on the research findings led to a lot of media attention.
Researchers Sabine Peter and Eveline Crone were featured in the following international media:
Mail Online - Changes in brain activity during adolescence can boost learning
Science Daily - Adolescent brain makes learning easier