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Inventing ourselves : the secret life of the teenage brain

Author: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2018.
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A tour through the groundbreaking science behind the enigmatic, but crucial, brain developments of adolescence and how those translate into teenage behavior The brain creates every feeling, emotion, and desire we experience, and stores every one of our memories. And yet, until very recently, scientists believed our brains were fully developed from childhood on. Now, thanks to imaging technology that enables us to  Read more...
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Blakemore, Sarah-Jayne.
Inventing ourselves.
New York : PublicAffairs, 2018
(OCoLC)1003312736
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
ISBN: 9781541788053 1541788052 9781610397322 1610397320
OCLC Number: 1034526319
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Table of Contents; Dedication; 1 Adolescence isn't an aberration; 2 A sense of self; 3 Fitting in; 4 Inside the skull; 5 Inside the living brain; 6 The ever-plastic brain; 7 Social mind, social brain; 8 Understanding other people; 9 The right sort of risks; 10 When things go wrong; 11 Educating the brain; 12 It's the journey that matters; Acknowledgements; About the Author; Praise for "INVENTING OURSELVES"; Illustration sources; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore.

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A tour through the groundbreaking science behind the enigmatic, but crucial, brain developments of adolescence and how those translate into teenage behavior The brain creates every feeling, emotion, and desire we experience, and stores every one of our memories. And yet, until very recently, scientists believed our brains were fully developed from childhood on. Now, thanks to imaging technology that enables us to look inside the living human brain at all ages, we know that this isn't so. Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, one of the world's leading researchers into adolescent neurology, explains precisely what is going on in the complex and fascinating brains of teenagers-namely that the brain goes on developing and changing right through adolescence-with profound implications for the adults these young people will become. Drawing from cutting-edge research, including her own, Blakemore shows: -How an adolescent brain differs from those of children and adults -Why problem-free kids can turn into challenging teens -What drives the excessive risk-taking and all-consuming relationships common among teenagers -And why many mental illnesses-depression, addiction, schizophrenia-present during these formative yearsBlakemore's discoveries have transformed our understanding of the teenage mind, with consequences for law, education policy and practice, and, most of all, parents.

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