May 22, 2017

KQED: "Neuroscientist Explores the Contradictions of the Teen Brain"

Last week on KQED's Forum, Michael Krasny interviewed Dr. Frances Jensen, professor and chair of the department of neurology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Jensen is also the author of "The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults."

Research on adolescent and young adult brain development has been a driving force in the implementation of Juvenile Reentry Court and, more recently, Young Adult Court

Forum description:

"Neuroscientist Frances Jensen says that when her two sons became teenagers, she marveled at their ability to stay focused for a test, yet still commit major lapses in judgment almost daily. The contradictions, she explains, have both emotional and physical roots: teens are more affected by stressful situations than adults, and their brains are years from being fully developed. Jensen joins Forum to talk about her book 'The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults.'"

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