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.'
Rebroadcast: 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"