Inventing Ourselves

Inventing Ourselves

Award-winning neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore explains the developmental journey our brains take during adolescence and how the experience of these years determines the adults we become.

Risk taking, intense relationships, going to bed and getting up late--what is going on in teenagers' brains? Until very recently, we believed that the human brain stopped developing in childhood--that by the time you reached adolescence, your brain was fully developed. In Inventing… (more)