"The Brain Loses Neurons During Adolescence " is reviewed.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 19, 2018, 11:28 pm ad1c9bdddf
I've found a really nice modern psychology article for you. You can read the entire article at http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/03/070314093257.htm. (Or if you prefer, I've pasted the entire article below for your convenience.)
It's entitled "The Brain Loses Neurons During Adolescence," and is dated March 14, 2007.
Of course, psychology is a science which intends to study the mind. As such, psychology includes neurochemistry and neurobiology, particularly when that neurobiology relates to behaviour, as in this article. Therefore, this article is a nice blend of behaviour and neurobiology relating to neuron development (or atrophy/remodelling as in this case).
The article explains that a study was conducted which showed that "the number of neurons in the prefrontal cortex decreases during adolescence."
What is particularly interesting about the study discussed in the article is that, "These findings challenge current models of brain development by showing that some parts of the brain are still being organized well after puberty."
As the article explains, this phenomenon could have serious implications for the study of various mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. It could also shed light on the potential neurochemistry behind addictive behaviour.
Of course, it is important ...
This job explains Neurons in Adolescence.