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Secret Life of the Brain, Season 1, Episode 3

The Teenage Brain: A World of Their Own

Secret Life of the Brain

by Michael Penland

Video

1 of 1 copy available

This episode offers potential comfort to parents who believe teenagers are different from the rest of humanity by demonstrating that it's literally true. During puberty the brain is a work in progress, teeming with hormones, while the areas that direct reasoning and impulse control are still in development. Adolescence is also a period during which people are especially susceptible to schizophrenia and addiction, two areas currently under intensive study and benefiting from increased understanding of brain function.


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Publisher: PBS

Streaming video

  • Release date: September 12, 2016
  • Duration: 00:54:23
  • Number of parts: 1

  • Public Performance: Not permitted

  • 1 of 1 copy available

    Formats

    Streaming video

    subjects

    Documentary

    Languages

    English

    This episode offers potential comfort to parents who believe teenagers are different from the rest of humanity by demonstrating that it's literally true. During puberty the brain is a work in progress, teeming with hormones, while the areas that direct reasoning and impulse control are still in development. Adolescence is also a period during which people are especially susceptible to schizophrenia and addiction, two areas currently under intensive study and benefiting from increased understanding of brain function.


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