Wednesday, 16 January 2013

The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain

Ever wondered why your teenager doesn't see things the way you do? 
Why do they seem so much more impulsive and so much less self-aware than grown-ups?  
In this excellent TED talkProfessor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, who leads the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL, explains why typically “teenage” behaviour is caused by the growing and developing brain.

Also by Professor Blakemore, The Learning Brain: Lessons for Education, (2005)

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