Tai Asks Why

What's happening in my teen brain?

Tai’s 14 now. As he goes through adolescence, there are all sorts of weird things happening in his brain that are literally reshaping it, getting him ready for adulthood! But what’s happening in there? Why do humans even have an adolescent phase? And how can Tai harness his mental superpowers while he has them?

There’s a lot going on inside Tai’s head

Tai Asks Why is back for Season 3! Episode 1 tackles one of life's biggest mysteries: the teenaged brain. (Evan Aagaard/CBC)

 

Tai's 14 now. As he goes through adolescence, there are all sorts of weird things happening in his brain that are literally reshaping it, getting him ready for adulthood! But what's happening in there? Why do humans even have an adolescent phase? And how can Tai harness his mental superpowers while he has them?

This week Tai spoke to: 

  • Frances Jensen, developmental neuroscientist, author of The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults

  • Juliet Davidow, psychology professor who developed the Learning and Brain Development Lab at Northeastern University

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