This is my favourite podcast – brilliant for a neurological swim in the deep end!
In episode 63, David Bainbridge – veterinary anatomist at Cambridge University – turns his attention to the machinations of the teenage brain. The focus of the episode is on how the brain changes during this crucial phase of development.
He discusses his book, Teenagers: A Natural History (which is excellent by the way!) and talks about why teenagers behave the way they do. He addresses the popular myth that teenagers are a relatively recent phenomenon, an offspring of modern developed societies, and locates the issue clearly inside the massive biological transition from childhood to adulthood that takes place during these years.
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