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Season 201206 Episode 09.01.12

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

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"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.
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