Thursday, 5 January 2012

Objective Proficiency p 97. The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain. Extra Listening

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” behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.
Watch the talk on the TED website.

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