PROFESSOR OF NEUROSCIENCE VISITS SCHOOL

Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore visited Merchant Taylors’ Boys’ School, Crosby on Wednesday 9th March to deliver a lecture to 440 guests on ‘The Adolescent Brain’.  Professor Blakemore is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London.  Her group’s research focuses on brain development in human adolescence and she mounted a very strong defence for every teenager in Britain who has ever slammed a door, smoked a cigarette or driven a car too fast! The audience included visiting pupils from Birkdale High School, Chesterfield High School and Hillside High School in Bootle.   Ojie Ekun, Year 11 from Hillside ‘found the lecture really interesting; at times fascinating, particularly when she was talking about peer influence on adolescents.  I could relate to that and am glad to know that I will grow out…


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