Insight for Sunday 10 January 2010
There is growing evidence to suggest that the development of the brain takes much longer than previously thought and that it may only reach full maturation at around the age of 25.
Can this help explain why young people are prone to taking dangerous risks?
In Insight's Highlight season, Sue Ingram looks at the implications of the research for adolescents and their parents.
First broadcast on 19 July 2009