Crucial to human development, adolescence marks a period of rapid neurocognitive growth. Melissa Dahl of NY Magazine’s Science of Us interviews Professor Baird about this complicated developmental period as a sort of “second toddlerhood.” Check it out here
Can teens self-regulate without fully matured frontal lobes? This is the question many parents, teachers, and policymakers have been asking themselves for decades, often with mixed responses. Earlier this month, Professor Baird explained why teens have more self-regulatory power than we might think. Check out her interviews with the Dana Foundation and the Chicago Tribune to discover the truth behind some of society’s most common neurological myths.
Interested in learning more about the teen brain? Professor Baird sits down with TASC’s Vice President for Policy and Research, Saskia Traill, to discuss the developing brain, the highly functional nature of adolescence, and the implications that science holds for the classroom. Check out the interview here
Last week, Professor Baird served on a research panel for The After-School Corporation where she and her colleagues discussed the intersections of learning and adolescent development. In collaboration with other experts in the fields of research, policy, and practice, she provided remarks about creating effective learning opportunities for young students. Saskia Traill, TASC’s vice president for policy and research, provides a brief overview of the panelists’ lessons.
July 17, 2014 marked the 30th anniversary of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984, prohibiting alcohol consumption for individuals under the age of 21. Professor Baird speaks to CNN about peer-mediated, experiential learning, and how these neuropsychological concepts relate to minimum age drinking laws. To read the article, click here
Professor Baird has a new YouTube channel where you can watch clips from all of her lectures and fun videos about neuroscience.
Check it out by clicking on this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQIEvcc2IHYRBohINVb4mww
Vassar alums Lisa Kudrow ’85 and Abby Baird ’91 have a conversation about Baird’s research on the teenage brain and its implications for parenting strategies. Filmed before a live audience in the Alumnae House Pub on the Vassar campus.