The Secret Life of the Brain : The Teenage Brain: A World of Their Own (2002)

Genres - Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Biological Sciences, Illnesses & Disabilities, Medicine  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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"The Teenage Brain: A World of Their Own" (Part 3) focuses on the development of the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for judgment and reason. "Adolescence is a time of great biological tumult," says Daniel Weinberger of the National Institute of Mental Health, "and the frontal lobe is fighting to adapt to the environment and deal with all these inner instinctual urges." Fighting against it (and afflicting many teens): schizophrenia and addiction, which are explored in case studies. Blair Brown narrates.

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brain, neurology, human-body [anatomy], addiction, adolescence, hormones, puberty, schizophrenia, teenagers