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Child in Mind: The Adolescent Brain

To mark Children’s Mental Health Week we have just published the final podcast in our Child in Mind series.

In this episode Claudia Hammond talks about changes that happen in the brain during adolescence with Yammin, a young person currently living through the experience and Sarah-Jane Blakemore who provides her expert analysis and advice.

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL. As Leader of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Group at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, she focuses on the development of social cognition and decision making during human adolescence, and involves a variety of behavioural (psychophysics, eye-tracking, motion capture) and neuroimaging (MRI, fMRI and MEG) method.

You can listen to it right here!


Child in Mind has examined a broad range of mental health issues that can affect children and families during many stages of childhood. It has included self harm, anxiety, bonding with your baby and much, much more!


Listen to the complete series right here!