The components of the adolescent brain and its unique sensitivity to sexually explicit material.

  title={The components of the adolescent brain and its unique sensitivity to sexually explicit material.},
  author={Jennifer A. Brown and Jonathan J. Wisco},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
Problematic and Non-problematic Pornography Use and Compulsive Sexual Behaviors Among Understudied Populations: Children and Adolescents
  • Y. Efrati
  • Psychology
    Current Addiction Reports
  • 2020
Purpose of Review The aim of the current review is to define problematic and non-problematic pornography use, and to show that this definition is dependent on the perspective that one adopts—mental
Problematic Pornography Use: Legal and Health Policy Considerations
Advice is offered to governments on possible health policy interventions and legal actions to prevent the development of PPU and to reduce the incidence of sexual violence in society.


Endocrine modulation of the adolescent brain: a review.
The social re-orientation of adolescence: a neuroscience perspective on the process and its relation to psychopathology
A relationship between development of brain physiology and developmental changes in social behavior and dysregulation of the social information processing network in this critical period may contribute to the onset of mood and anxiety disorders during adolescence.
Development of the social brain in adolescence
  • S. Blakemore
  • Psychology, Biology
    Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • 2012
This paper focuses on how the social brain develops during adolescence and presents evidence that theory of mind usage is still developing late in adolescence.
Areas of brain activation in males and females during viewing of erotic film excerpts
The findings reveal the existence of similarities and dissimilarities in the way the brain of both genders responds to erotic stimuli and suggest that the greater SA generally experienced by men, when viewing erotica, may be related to the functional gender difference found here with respect to the hypothalamus.
Brain processing of visual sexual stimuli in human males
A model of the brain processes mediating the cognitive, emotional, motivational, and autonomic components of human male sexual arousal is proposed.
What motivates the adolescent? Brain regions mediating reward sensitivity across adolescence.
This study shows that in anticipation of uncertain outcomes, the anterior insula is more active in adolescents compared with young adults and that the ventral striatum shows a reward-related peak in middle adolescence, whereas young adults show orbitofrontal cortex activation to omitted reward.
Neuroanatomical Correlates of Visually Evoked Sexual Arousal in Human Males
PET identified brain regions whose activation was correlated with visually evoked sexual arousal in males, and activation of some of these areas was positively correlated with plasma testosterone levels.