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The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain

Event Details

July 19, 2018

The Alliance for Excellent Education Invites You to Attend a Webinar/Book Talk

The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain

Bob Wise
, President, Alliance for Excellent Education

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
, PhD, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London

On July, 19 2018, the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) held a webinar and book talk, during which All4Ed President Bob Wise interviewed Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, PhD, professor of cognitive neuroscience at University College London, about her new book, Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain.

Until very recently, scientists believed that the human brain was fully developed from childhood on. Yet thanks to new technology and new research, it is now known that adolescence is the second most active time of neurodevelopment in a human’s life. At that time, the brain continues to mature and change with profound implications for the adults that these adolescents will become.

But what do these changes mean for parents of these adolescents and practitioners who teach them every day?

Dr. Blakemore, one of the world’s leading researchers on adolescent neurology, has published more than 120 papers in scientific journals and won multiple major awards for her research. She was named in The Times’s Young Female Power List 2014 and was one of only four scientists on the Sunday Times 100 Makers of the 21st Century 2014.

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The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) is a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those underperforming and those historically underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.

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