Colrain IM, Baker FC. Sleep EEG, the Clearest Window through which to View Adolescent Brain Development. Sleep. 2011;34(10):1287-1288. doi:10.5665/SLEEP.1260.
See the article “Sleep EEG Provides Evidence that Cortical Changes Persist into Late Adolescence” on page 1385.
Commentary on article, First Paragraph:
It can be argued that the two periods of time in human development that show the most dramatic changes in the brain are from mid-gestation through age 6 years and during adolescence.1 While the prenatal changes involve both proliferative neurogenesis and apoptosis, the postnatal changes are not so much in the number of neurons, but in the number and form of the interconnections between them.1…