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TEDxAmsterdam2011 Prof dr. Eveline Crone by Mind Map: TEDxAmsterdam2011
Prof dr. Eveline Crone
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TEDxAmsterdam2011 Prof dr. Eveline Crone

The adolescent brain

Brain and Development Lab, Leiden University

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todays youth, get into trouble, rebelious, how to deal with them, connected too 100s of others on the web, big discussion in Netherlands, today's paper, how to deal with kids when they argue with teachers, example, see Romeo & Julliet, also during Greek time

maybe it is not so specific

a specific challenge

during once age



increase in behaviour

take risk, trouble

health paradox, stronf physics, mortality rate goes up 200 to 300%, get into accidents, more information at the National Healt Academic Press

increase in social fears, negative reactions, public speaking anxiety, more focus on importance of peers, focus shifts from paretents to peers, less for society, other perspectives

explorer what is going on in the field of romance

special transitions

whats starts

trajectory to grow into adulthood

takes up some years

phase is also in non industrial cultures

lenths differs accross cultures

starting point is puberty, start at 8 up till 14/15, change in hormone systems, physical presence, silly behaviour

second stage is adolescense, end phase is: when someone is an adult, see US, drive at 16, drink at 21, NL, drive at 18, drink at 18

new insights in adolesense

examine brain development, deeper lever of explanations

brain imagine technique, MRI, non invasive, save, what is the structure, also ask perform tasks, see what happens when they make decissions, talk, gambling, relations, see which part of the brain use lots of oxugen when they answer questions


gray, develops over time, overproduction, pruding, some parts eliminated, efficient paths, some paths are fading away

childer & adolescense, are more creative



social reasoning

emotions are processed, are full of receptors of emotions, in puberty these emotions are more intensified

new research methods

have kids participated in studies

examine during tasks



first, learn about risks, brain is developping also after 9 up till 20's, much longer than early 20's

2nd, 80% end puberty without serious risks, next TEDxevent only with adolescense, great, changes, oppportunities, also, risks, sensitivities

3 year ols needs us (parents)

but also adolenscents needs us (parents)

november 20th

gather with kids under 20


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