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You answer: What were you like as a teenager?You answer: What were you like as a teenager?

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Teenagers can sometimes feel like a different species. According to neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, who gave this fascinating talk at TEDGlobal 2012, this isn’t a coincidence. While 15 years ago it was assumed that brain development was completed in childhood, scientists now know that the brain continues to develop through a person’s 20s and 30s. The […]

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A close-up look at the adolescent brain: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore at TEDGlobal2012A close-up look at the adolescent brain: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore at TEDGlobal2012

Posted By Helen Walters

“Fifteen years ago, it was widely assumed that the vast majority of brain development takes place in the first few years of life,” says professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, who heads up the Developmental Group at the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. “Back then we didn’t have the ability to look inside the living human brain and track development […]