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Dr. Galvan's research focuses on adolescent brain development. Specifically, her work examines how changes in brain maturation during adolescence relate to adolescent behavior and decision-making. Research questions in her laboratory are addressed using a multidisciplinary approach, including behavioral, physiological, and neuroimaging (e.g. fMRI) methods. Recent work has examined developmental trajectories in neurobiological substrates underlying affect and cognitive control as they relate to risk-taking behavior. Currently, research projects address the role of social influence and peer pressure on decision-making and neural activity in typically developing children and adolescents.??Another line of research examines functional brain development in adolescent risk-takers (e.g. adolescent smokers, methamphetamine-addicted adolescents) and in children with neuropsychiatric disorders.
Galván A, Poldrack RA, Baker, CM, McGlennen KM, London ED. Neural Correlates of Response Inhibition and Cigarette Smoking in Late Adolescence.
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Casey BJ, Hare, TA, Galván A.
Risky and impulsive components of adolescent decision-making..
; Attention and Performance: Processes of Change in Brain and CognitiveDevelopment. (M Delgado, E. Phelps & T Robbins (Eds) (in press):
Galván A Adolescent development of the reward system.
Frontiers in Neuroscience
Galván, A Neural plasticity of development and learning.
Human Brain Mapping
Juvonen J, Galván A. Bullying as a means to foster compliance .
2009; In: A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective. (M. Harris (Ed)):
Casey BJ, Getz S, Galvan A The adolescent brain.
Galván A, Hare TA, Voss H, Glover G, Casey BJ. Risk-taking and the adolescent brain: Who is at risk?.
Spicer J*, Galván A*, Hare TA, Voss H, Glover G, Casey BJ. Sensitivity of the nucleus accumbens to violations in expectation of reward.
Galván A, Hare TA, Parra CE, Penn J, Voss H, Glover G, Casey BJ. Earlier development of the accumbens relative to orbitofrontal cortex might underlie risk-taking behavior in adolescents.
Journal of Neuroscience