Tuesday, 18 September 2012

The mysterious, "You don't understand me!", workings of the adolescent brain

"Oh such juicy brains there are here at TED....mmmm"

(TED, 18, Sept, 2012) - Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups?

Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically “teenage” behaviour is caused by the growing and developing brain.

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