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Inventing Ourselves

The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain

by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Hardcover, 240 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $27 |

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Inventing Ourselves
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The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain
Author
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

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An award-winning neuroscientist describes the transformations that take place in the human brain during adolescence, especially in the prefrontal cortex, which is the part of the brain governing decision-making, planning, inhibiting inappropriate behavior, evaluating risk, and understanding others. 15,000 first printing.