Sluckin Lecture 2018

Series Name Department is - NPB. Lecture series is - Sluckin Lecture
Speaker Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, University College London
Type Lectures & Talks
When 30 Apr 2018, 05:00PM - 06:00PM
Venue Chetwode Lecture Theatre (lecture theatre 1), George Davies centre
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact Carl Gudgeon ( cmg16@le.ac.uk )
Adolescence is often characterised by seemingly irrational behaviours such as risk-taking and impulsivity. However, these can be interpreted as adaptive and rational if one considers that a key developmental goal of this period of life is to mature into an independent adult in an unstable and changing social world. Social cognitive processes involved in navigating an increasingly complex social world continue to develop throughout adolescence. In addition, areas of the social brain undergo reorganisation during the second decade of life, which might reflect a sensitive period for adapting to the social environment.

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