Francis Jensen, M.D.


Please view the following videos and answer the associated questions for each of them. You may use the Teenage Brain Word Document as a template to submit your answers.

The Teenage Brain Word Document

Part 1

What makes the teenage brain unique?

What are the prevailing beliefs about the teenage brain and what are the most common misconceptions?

If teenagers have a heightened ability to learn and retain information, why do they make poor behavioral judgments?


Part 2

Are there differences in brain development for girls and boys?

How do drugs and alcohol affect the teenage brain?


Part 3

What implications does this neuroscience information have for society?

What advice do you offer teens?

What messages are parents taking away from your presentations?