The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain

This TED lecture video about the adolescent brain has been referred to in some of the court briefs regarding The Elkhart 4.  In this video Sarah-Jayne Blakemore discusses some recent research into the workings of the adolescent brain.  The lecture took place in June 2012 in Edinburgh Scotland.

 

Thanks to UltimateYouthWorker for this brief biography of Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London. Her research covers the development of social cognition and decision-making during human adolescence. She is Co-Director of the Wellcome Trust PhD Programme in Neuroscience at UCL, Editor-in-Chief of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience journal and was a scientific consultant on the television documentary “The Human Mind” in 2003. She is a member of Royal Society BrainWaves working group for neuroscience and the Royal Society Vision Committee for Maths and Science Education.