Many of us associate our teenage years with mood swings, risky behavior and a sense of invincibility. And scientists say there’s a reason for that: adolescents brains are actually wired differently than brains in other stages of life. Join Kojo as we explore the latest research on the juvenile brain and whether we should rethink the way we interact with, teach and punish teenagers today.


  • Jay Giedd Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Chief of Brain Imaging, Child Psychiatry Branch, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Wilkie Wilson Neuroscientist; Director, "DukeLEARN"; Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University Medical Center

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