12 May 2018

The secrets of the teenage brain

From This Way Up, 12:30 pm on 12 May 2018
Teenagers at beach

Teenagers at beach Photo: (Photo by Kendra Kamp on Unsplash)

What's happening at a neurological level that defines the delightful and sometimes challenging spectrum of adolescent behaviour? We speak to Professor Sarah- Jayne Blakemore- she's a neuroscientist at University College, London- and in her book  'Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain' (Doubleday) she charts the changes happening in the adolescent brain, and how this affects behaviour.

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore Photo: Supplied

Inventing Ourselves cover image

Inventing Ourselves cover image Photo: Supplied