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What’s My Child Thinking? The Brain From Childhood to Adolescence
February 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$5
Join The Franklin Institute and leading experts from the Greater Philadelphia area for a series of six conversations neuroscience and society. These informative and engaging conversations will help you understand how the adolescent brain develops, how stress and our emotions influence decision-making, how addiction affects the brain, and more.
Did you know that your brain physically changes every time you learn something? When you are young, the brain grows and changes most rapidly as you learn everything for the first time. Yet key functions of planning and self-control only develop late in adolescence. Armed with the knowledge of how the young brain develops, how can we nurture our children today to ensure their success in the future? Join experts from the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania to explore how the brain develops— from infancy to adolescence—and discuss how this knowledge can be used to inform and improve education.
Free for Members
Rebecca Ichord, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Frances Jensen, M.D.
Professor and Chair of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania
School Liaison and Research Coordinator, Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania