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Summary

Until very recently, scientists believed our brains were fully developed in childhood. Now, thanks to imaging technology, we know that the brain goes on developing and changing right through adolescence into adulthood. 

So, what makes the adolescent brain different? Why does an easy child become a challenging teenager? And why is it that many mental illnesses begin during these formative years?

Drawing upon her cutting-edge research, award-winning neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore explains how adolescence is fundamental to how we invent ourselves.

©2018 Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (P)2018 W.F. Howes Ltd

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Excellent overview of adolescence

A brilliant, exhaustive (but always fascinating) overview of the neuroscience around adolescence. Would recommend to fellow mental health professionals and/or scientists, but it is also written in an accessible way such that anyone with a passing interest in the subject matter would enjoy. Narration was of a very high standard throughout.

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Great accessible science

Loved the presentation of major findings from the field. Very engaging read.

Shame about the posh voice. A missed opportunity to rebrand a social class association in science.

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Interesting content, distracting accent


Interesting content, however I found the narrator’s accent very distracting. Shame, because I found content engaging but had to concentrate hard not to be distracted by the narrator.

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Absolutely amazing... Loved this book

Loved it.. Learned so much.... So much information.... Every teacher, educator and parent of a teenager should read this.... I listened to it on audible and found this brilliant as I think reading it I may have gotten bogged down in the detail of the experiments but could just listen to the descriptions with ease.