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Adolescence in Today's Society: the Brain, Cognition and Social Development

A special seminar hosted by the Faculty of Education. November 3rd, 2009, 4.30pm - 6.30pm, The Mary Allen Building, Auditorium, The Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. All welcome, registration is not required.

Presenting research talks by:

Dr Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is a Royal Society Research Fellow and Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL. She is Leader of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Group at the ICN and her research focuses on social cognition in adolescence and in autism spectrum disorders. Sarah-Jayne is Deputy Director of the Wellcome Trust Four Year PhD Programme in Neuroscience at UCL. She co-authored the book The Learning Brain: Lessons for Education. She is Associate Editor for Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience and Social Neuroscience. She is co-Editor of the new journal Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.

Dr John Coleman is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Education in the University of Oxford and the Director of the Trust for the Study of Adolescence. His main research interests include emotional health and well-being, the learning environments of young people, and the importance of new technologies. He is the author of “The nature of adolescence”(Routledge, now in its third edition), “Adolescence and health” (John Wiley 2007) and “Adolescence, risk and resilience” (John Wiley 2007).  He is the Chair of the Association for Young People’s Health and a Trustee of the Family and Parenting Institute. He was awarded an OBE in 2001 for services to youth.

To download the flyer for this event, with talk abstracts, please click here. 



Posted on 23/10/2009

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