The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain


Audience: healthcare professionals, parents


Cognitive neuroscientist  Sarah-Jayne Blakemore studies the social brain – the network of brain regions involved in understanding other people – and how it develops in adolescents.

Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? In this Ted Talk, Sarah-Jayne  compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically “teenage” behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.

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