The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain with Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
Posted by: Village Books
12 April, 2018 18:08
Join Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and gain some insight into:
Why does an easy child become a challenging teenager?
Why do teenagers struggle to get up in the morning?
Why do they often take excessive risks?
We often joke that teenagers don’t have brains. For some reason, it’s socially acceptable to mock people in this stage of their lives. The need for intense friendships, the excessive risk taking and the development of many mental illnesses – depression, addiction, schizophrenia – begin during these formative years, so what makes the adolescent brain different?
Drawing upon her cutting-edge research in her London laboratory, award-winning neuroscientist, Sarah-Jayne Blakemore explains what happens inside the adolescent brain, what her team’s experiments have revealed about our behaviour, and how we relate to each other and our environment as we go through this period of our lives. She shows that while adolescence is a period of vulnerability, it is also a time of enormous creativity – one that should be acknowledged, nurtured and celebrated.
BOOK TICKETS HERE: www.village-books.co.uk/events. Tickets are £10/£8 and include a drink.
‘Beautifully written with clarity, expertise and honesty about the most important subject for all of us. I couldn’t put it down’ Robert Winston
This event is taking place on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 7.30pm at Bell House, 27 College Road, Dulwich SE21 7BG