Jay N. Giedd's Research

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According to Marc Hauser, director of the cognitive evolution lab at Harvard University, in a recent article in Scientific American, “profound gap separates our intellect from the animal kind."2 In the neural sense, It is our cognitive abilities, the ability to mingle different domains of knowledge in the form of reasoning, which ultimately distinguishes intellectual beings from the rest of the animal kingdom. In 1991, distinguished psychiatrist Jay N. Giedd began his first research series on the adolescent mind at the Child Psychiatry Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health. With the usage of magnetic resonance imaging, Dr. Giedd was able to conduct longitudinal studies of brain morphometry. When questioned about his research and

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