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The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain

        

The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain

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This is a TED video that lasts less than 15 minutes. 'Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically “teenage” behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.'Rocked internally with hormones, outwardly with social pressures, you sometimes wondered what was going on in your head. So does Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. And... More
Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: Video
Date Added to MERLOT: September 21, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 23, 2014
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Submitter: Cathy Swift

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Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
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Language: English
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States

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