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13:15 - 13:55 18 March 2010
LUNCH HOUR LECTURE: The social brain
Darwin Lecture Theatre - accessed via Malet Place |
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom
Admission: Free and open to anyone on a first-come first-served basis. Lectures can also be watched online or downloaded from UCL's iTunesU from 7 days after the event.
Dr Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
The brain has evolved to understand and interact with other people. We are increasingly learning more about the neurophysiological basis of social cognition and what is known as the social brain. In this talk I will focus on how the social brain develops during adolescence. Adolescence is a time characterised by change - hormonally, physically, psychologically and socially. Yet until recently this period of life was neglected by cognitive neuroscience. In the past decade, research has shown that the social brain develops both structurally and functionally during adolescence. This lecture marks Brain Awareness Week 2010.
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