Neuroscientist Frances Jensen says that when her two sons became teenagers, she marveled at their ability to stay focused for a test, yet still commit major lapses in judgment almost daily. The contradictions, she explains, have both emotional and physical roots: teens are more affected by stressful situations than adults, and their brains are years from being fully developed. Jensen joins Forum to talk about her book 'The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults.'
Neuroscientist Explores the Contradictions of the Teen Brain
Dr. Frances Jensen, professor and chair of the department of neurology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; author, "The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults"