Frances Jensen’s “The Teenage Brain”

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Guest: Frances Jensen

Do you ever wonder why your teenager acts the way they do? That’s because their brains are “works in progress,” says University of Pennsylvania neuroscientist FRANCES JENSEN. In her new book The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults, Jensen takes us through the process of how teenage brains develop and explains why we might not always understand teenage impulses, judgement, and decision making. In this hour of Radio Times, we’ll speak with her about her book, the transition into adulthood, and the inner-workings of teens’ brains.

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