How do young brains develop? Why are teenagers so convinced they know everything? Why do they fight with their parents about little things? Why are they so emotionally attached to music?
Researcher Michael Nerney says it’s a matter of brain chemistry, which changes over time, and is different for boys and girls. Nerney is an internationally renowned lecturer, an expert on adolescent brain development and a consultant in substance abuse prevention and education.
VPR Presents Michael Nerney on the adolescent brain. He spoke in May at Champlain Valley Union High School. His talk was sponsored by Friends of CVU, NFI Vermont and Connecting Youth in Chittenden South.