Research Suggests That Not All Forms of Media Are Considered Equal
Dr. Martin Paulus from the Laureate Institute for Brain Research—one of our 21 ABCD Study sites—presented research using data from 4,500 ABCD participants that suggested social media use was associated with greater physical activity and better sleep than other types of media, like watching TV and playing video games. These findings came from the first of many analyses of ABCD Study data that will inform the public about how adolescent cognitive development is impacted by modern technology. Click here to read more.
ABCD Study Surpasses 10,000 Enrollment!
The ABCD Study has enrolled more than 10,000 participants since its launch in September 2016! We expect to reach our goal of 11,900 by the end of the enrollment period later this year. Kudos to all our participants, families, and educators for making this study such a remarkable success!
ABCD Staff Member of the Month
Congratulations to Lisa Straub, Site Coordinator at Virginia Commonwealth University, for her diligence in organizing neurocognitive task piloting, and her leading role in coordinating the multi-site Fitbit pilot.