Resources

Books and Articles

Overview of the adolescent brain
http://www.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=brainBriefings_Adolescent_brain

Review on alcohol and adult neurogenesis
http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh27-2/197-204.htm

Overview on adult neurogenesis
http://www.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=brainBriefings_adult_neurogenesis

What are stem cells?
http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/scireport/appendixA.asp

Review on alcohol toxicity and oxygen radicals
http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh27-4/277-284.htm

Overview of apoptosis
http://www.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=brainBriefings_cellSuicide

Adolescent brains and alcohol
http://www.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=brainBriefings_youngBrainsOnAlcohol

Brain imaging overview
http://www.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=brainBriefings_brainImaging

Apostolova et al. “Conversion of Mild Cognitive Impairment to Alzheimer Disease Predicted by Hippocampal Atrophy Maps.” Archives of Neurology, 63:693-699, 2006

De Bellis et al., Hippocampal volume in adolescent-onset alcohol use disorders, American Journal of Psychiatry, 157:737-744, 2000

Videos and animations

3-D Brain Maturation Video – A time-lapse 3-D movie that compresses 15 years of human brain maturation, ages 5 to 20, into seconds. It shows gray matter — the working tissue of the brain’s cortex — diminishing in a back-to-front wave, likely reflecting the pruning of unused neuronal connections during the teen years. http://www.nimh.nih.gov/press/prbrainmaturing.mpeg

CBS News report, “Teen Brains and Booze”
http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml?id=1779200n

PBS Frontline report on the Teenage Brain—See Chapter 2 for the brain, and an MRI.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/teenbrain/view/

Classroom Curricula and Activities

Understanding Alcohol: Investigations into Biology and Behavior
http://science-education.nih.gov/supplements/nih3/alcohol/default.htm
(appropriate for grades 7-12)

My Brain, My Body is a series of interactive lessons on alcohol and its effects on the brain, the heart, the liver, and society as a whole. This educational tool is developed in accordance with the three-tiered science inquiry model. http://www.mybrainmybody.com/