Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (1993, Psychology) will be returning to College for the next St John's Women's Network event to talk about her book, Inventing Ourselves: the secret life of the adolescent brain.
  • Date 18 May 2019 - 3.00 p.m.
  • Location New Seminar Room, St John's College
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Inventing Ourselves: the secret life of the adolescent brain won the Royal Society Book Prize 2018 and was also voted Hay Festival Book of the Year.  Drawing upon Professor Blakemore's cutting-edge research, it explains how our brains develop in adolescence, and what scientific experiments have revealed about our behaviour and how we relate to each other and our environment in these years.

Sarah-Jayne is Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London and her research focuses on brain development in human adolescence.  She studied Experimental Psychology at St John's, taking her PhD at University College London.  She has published over 130 papers in scientific journals and won several awards for her work, including the British Psychological Society Spearman Medal 2011 and the British Psychological Society Presidents' Award in 2018.  She is a Fellow of the British Academy.

This event is open to alumni, Fellows and College members.  The talk is free of charge and will be followed by refreshments.

Please book here.