Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain Hardcover
A tour through the groundbreaking science behind the enigmatic, but crucial, brain developments of adolescence and how those translate into teenage behavior
- How an adolescent brain differs from those of children and adults
- Why problem-free kids can turn into challenging teens
- What drives the excessive risk-taking and all-consuming relationships common among teenagers
- And why many mental illnesses–depression, addiction, schizophrenia–present during these formative years
Blakemore’s discoveries have transformed our understanding of the teenage mind, with consequences for law, education policy and practice, and, most of all, parents.