The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults

I recently listened to a podcast following similar content, by David Bainbridge on the Brain Science Podcast (Ginger Campbell) and it was quite insightful. Learning about the science behind behaviours is always fascinating, and helpful as a teacher.

Science Book a Day

teenage-brainBy Frances E Jensen and Amy Ellis Nutt

Synopsis: Drawing on her research, knowledge, and clinical experience, internationally respected neurologist—and mother of two boys—Frances E. Jensen, MD, offers a revolutionary look at the adolescent brain, providing remarkable insights that translate into practical advice both for parents and teenagers.

Driven by the assumption that brain growth was almost complete by the time a child reached puberty, scientists believed for many years that the adolescent brain was essentially an adult one—only with fewer miles on it. Over the last decade, however, neurology and neuroscience have revealed that the teen years encompass vitally important stages of brain development.

Motivated by her experience of parenting two teenagers, renowned neurologist Frances E. Jensen, MD, gathers what we’ve discovered about adolescent brain functioning and wiring, and in this groundbreaking, accessible book, explains how these eye-opening findings not only dispel commonly held myths about teens but also…

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