Exciting fear in adolescence: Does pubertal development alter threat processing?

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Spielberg, Jeffrey M.; Olino, Thomas M.; Forbes, Erika E.; Dahl, Ronald E.;
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience,volume 8,pages86-95 (issn: 1878-9293, eissn: 1878-9307)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2014.01.004, pmc: PMC4227085
  • Subject: Reward | Risk taking | Amygdala | Testosterone | Nucleus accumbens | Article | Anxiety | Adolescence | Neurophysiology and neuropsychology | Puberty | Threat | QP351-495 | Cognitive Neuroscience

Adolescent development encompasses an ostensible paradox in threat processing. Risk taking increases dramatically after the onset of puberty, contributing to a 200% increase in mortality. Yet, pubertal maturation is associated with increased reactivity in threat-avoidan... View more
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