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Yale University, New Haven, CT
Yale photoSince the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study's (ABCD) launch, Yale University has enrolled 190 families. Dr. B.J. Casey, Director of the Fundamentals of the Adolescent Brain (FAB) Lab, leads the team at Yale. Her team has been working hard to see families every day of the week with fun games and activities to keep the study enjoyable as well as informative.

We have enjoyed getting to know Connecticut families since moving our lab from New York City. We are excited about our upcoming move into new lab space in Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona (SSS) Hall on the corner of Grove and College/Prospect.
FAB Lab mascot, "Fab" Frankie
See our Fun Fact and new lab mascot (Photo at right: FAB Lab mascot, "Fab" Frankie) to see what else has helped with our transition!

We would like to thank the families, the schools, and our FAB team for all their work and help! We look forward to continuing our partnership in an effort to make this study a national treasure.
ABCD In The News

Yale Chosen as Research Site for the ABCD Study

Dr. Casey discusses her vision for the study: "The more information we can get about the circumstances and development that [are] associated with positive outcomes, the more we can help provide those opportunities for as many youth in the United States as possible." Click here to read more. (Yale Daily News, 9/20/16)

Students' Space

Yale staff and participant

Students have fun with our FAB lab members
(Photo: Participant hanging out with Tariq Cannonier).

Did You Know? brainDid you know the brain continues to develop into one's twenties? Imaging studies show that when young adults ages 18 through 21 engage in risky behaviors in emotionally charged situations, their brains look more like teenagers' brains than adults' brains over 21
(see work by FAB Lab and colleagues in NY Times, http://fablab.yale.edu/news-awards).

Fun Fact
New Haven pizzaNew Haven pizza is the Best in America! (CNBC 10/1/15)


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