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Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain

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In this volume, Sarah-Jayne Blakemore explains how our brains develop in our adolescent years and how these changes determine the adults we become. Our personalities, aspirations and dreams are all established in our brains. It creates every feeling, emotion and desire we experience and stores every one of our memories. And yet, until very recently, we believed that it stopped developing in childhood; that by the time you reached adolescence, your brain was fully developed. Here, Sarah-Jayne reveals that is simply not the case.

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Winner of the 2020 British Psychological Society Popular Science Prize
Winner of the 2018 Royal Society Science Book Prize.
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Up to the minute brain science from a world class scientist. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore explains how the adolescent brain transforms as it develops and shapes the adults we become. ‘Beautifully written with clarity, expertise and honesty about the most important subject for all of us. I couldn’t put it down.’ – Professor Robert Winston

Drawing upon her cutting-edge research Professor Blakemore explores:
· What makes the adolescent brain different?
· Why does an easy child become a challenging teenager?
· What drives the excessive risk-taking and the need for intense friendships common to teenagers?
· Why it is that many mental illnesses – depression, addiction, schizophrenia – begin during these formative years.
And she shows that while adolescence is a period of vulnerability, it is also a time of enormous creativity and opportunity.

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Weight 0.178 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.7 × 1.6 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

240

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

612.80835 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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