Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
Inventing Ourselves

Hands up who’d like to revisit their teenage years? No, we didn’t think so… For most of us, adolescence is a white-knuckle ride through a maelstrom of transformation – whether we’re experiencing it directly, or ‘merely’ second-hand, as we attempt to guide our own teens through it. But what’s really going on inside the teenage brain? Sarah-Jayne Blakemore’s award-winning Inventing Ourselves delves into the mysteries of the adolescent mind, uncovering just what drives the wild risk-taking, intense attachments and challenging behaviour – and highlighting the enormous creativity and opportunity that can be unlocked. Must-see for anyone who’s ever been, or had, a teenager.In conversation with Jo Browning Wroe, writer and teacher

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