Those of you who read my blog probably know that the development of adolescent brains and its effects on adolescent behavior is of deep interest to me. Understanding this development is key to how I -and others- can interact with teens most effectively.
Recently, I came across this interview with Sarah-Jayne Blakemore a professor in cognitive neuroscience at University College London, and I wanted to share it with you. Blakemore is the author of Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain.
Over the next few months, I’ll be exploring some of the changes to the brain during adolescence and how this impacts teenage behavior. I hope you will find this subject as fascinating as I do.