The Franklin Institute and leading experts from the
Greater Philadelphia area present the next installment in a series of
six conversations about neuroscience and society and explore topics as
widespread as adolescent brain development, the influence of stress and
emotions on decision-making, Alzheimer's disease, and the various ways
in which addiction affects the brain.
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.
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
Trustee, The Franklin Institute
School Liaison and Research Coordinator
Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania
Let's Talk About Your Brain: Conversations about Neuroscience and Society events are supported in part by the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation.