“Adolescence as a Sensitive Period of Brain Development”–SAGE Center Lecture by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London. She is Leader of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Group at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. Her group’s research focuses on the development of social cognition and decision making during human adolescence, and involves a variety of behavioural (psychophysics, eye-tracking, motion capture) and neuroimaging (MRI, fMRI and MEG) methods. Dr. Blakemore gave a TED talk at TEDGlobal, Edinburgh, 2012, which has had over one million views. Dr. Blakemore also has an interest in the links between neuroscience and education. She is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.