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How the Human Brain Works

How the Human Brain Works

This week’s collection of TED talks playlists looks at the workings of the human brain. Of particular interest is the talk by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore on the teenage brain

Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically “teenage” behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.