Adolescence marks not only the period of physical maturation bridging childhood and adulthood, but also a crucial period for remodeling of the human brain. A Penn study reveals new patterns of coordinated development in the outer layer of the cerebrum of the human brain and describes how these structural patterns relate to functional networks. (March 20, 2017)
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Give your brain permission to unwind
- Wrap up your day — Take five minutes to capture any loose ends on your to-do list and calendars. This can help reassure your brain that it does not need to keep scanning to remember these tasks.
- Practice “going neutral” during the day — Set a reminder to cue yourself to pause. Find ways to renew your energy by taking deep breaths, stretching and moving.
- Create a “relax time ritual” that trains your mind and body to let go — Pick a routine that will help you unwind at the end of the day.
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