Sarah-Jayne Blakemore : The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain
Like nutrition research, brain research has come along way in the last few years, particularly since the use of MRI technology. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore studies the social brain, looking at the brain and behaviour and specialising in adolescents. What she has found is that the adolescent brain really is different, making teenagers handle many behavioural decisions differently from both children and adults. This is interesting as it fits in beautifully with what both developmental physiologists and nutritionalists are finding i.e. that the brain is still changing and developing far beyond childhood and that what we do, how we train our brains and what we eat to fuel our brains is of vital importance.