This title is a comprehensive guide to the biological mysteries that lie behind teenage behaviour. Contrary to popular (parental) opinion, teenagers are not the lazy, unpleasant - frankly, spotty - louts they occasionally appear to be. During the teenage years the brain is undergoing its most radical and fundamental change since the age of two. Nicola Morgan's carefully researched, accessible and humorous examination of the ups and downs of the teenage brain has chapters dealing with powerful emotions, the need for more sleep, the urge to take risks, the difference between genders and the reasons behind addiction or depression. The revised edition of this classic book contains important new research, including information about the discovery of mirror neurons and their effect on the teenage brain. It is shortlisted for the 2006 Royal Society's Aventis Prize for Science Books
About the Author
Nicola Morgan has written a number of critically acclaimed books for young people, including the Scottish Arts Council Award-winning Fleshmarket, Mondays Are Red, Chicken Friend, Blame My Brain, Know Your Brain, The Passionflower Massacre, Sleepwalking, winner of the 2005 Scottish Arts Council Children's Book of the Year Award and Wasted, winner of the Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children's books. She lives in Edinburgh.
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