The adolescent brain

The adolescent brain

The adolescent brain
Saturday 19 September 2020, 11.30am to 12.30pm BST
Past event
Past event
Saturday 19 September 2020, 11.30am to 12.30pm BST
  • A group of adolescence sitting on a bed

Alex Brenner

Alex Brenner

Is adolescence the key to development?
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Theme: 
Health and medicine, Science and technology

Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore will discuss her research on the adolescent brain. How does adolescent brain development affect behaviour and mental health? Is adolescence a period of sensitive of social development, what does the evidence say?

Join Professor Blakemore as she answers these questions in her presentation followed by an audience Q&A.

 

Speakers

Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is Professor of Psychology and leader of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Group. Her group's research focuses on the development of social cognition and decision-making in the human adolescent brain, and adolescent mental health, running behavioural studies in schools and in the lab, and neuroimaging studies, with adolescents and adults. Sarah-Jayne is a member of the Royal Society Public Engagement Committee, and Chair of the Royal Society of Biology Education and Science Policy Committee. She was Founding Editor-in-Chief of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. She was awarded the British Psychological Society (BPS) Doctoral Award 2001, the BPS Spearman Medal for outstanding early career research 2006, the Annual Lecturer Award 2011 by the Swedish Neuropsychology Society, the Young Mind & Brain Prize 2013, the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award 2013, the Klaus J Jacobs Prize 2015 and the BPS Presidents' Award 2018. She is a Fellow of the British Academy.

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