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The teenage brain

The teenage brain

This lesson explores the changes that take place in the teenage brain, including the role of hormones, and how these changes can impact feelings, behaviour and wellbeing.

About this lesson

Facts about the teenage brain

The teenage years is a time of huge development and change within the brain. Did you know?

100 billion

The amount of neurons in the human brain


The amount by which grey matter in the brain reduces during the teenage years

25 years

The age by which the prefrontal cortex is fully developed

Our partners

BrainWaves is a collaborative project, led by researchers at the University of Oxford
in partnership with The Day, an online daily newspaper for young people,
and the informatics team at the University of Swansea.

Oxford University

The Day

Swansea University

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