The Longitudinal Adolescence Brain Study (LABS) is a five-year research project to better understand the adolescent brain.
Using four-monthly brain scans and cognitive assessments, we are working with young people from our community to track changes that occur in the brain from ages 12-18. This world-leading research will inform the development of evidence-based youth mental health programs to support young people and their families.
The LABS project is an initiative of the Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience Thompson Institute.
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If you are interested in being involved in our study please complete the form below.
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