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Sarah-Jayne Blakemore:
The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain

TEDGlobal 2012 · 14:26 · Filmed Jun 2012

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.

Cognitive Neuroscientist
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore studies the social brain — the network of brain regions involved in understanding other people — and how it develops in adolescents. Full bio