The Teenage Brain

Tabor Academy invites the public for an evening with Dr. Frances Jensen, author of The Teenage Brain. The lecture is free and open to the public on Friday, October 30 at 7:00 pm in Tabor Academy’s Fireman Center for the Performing Arts in Hoyt Hall at 235 Front Street, Marion.

Neurologist and author Dr. Frances Jensen will speak about her work in exploring adolescent brain functioning and development in the contexts of learning and multitasking, stress and memory, sleep, addiction, and decision-making.

Dr. Jensen’s book, The Teenage Brain, sheds new light on the brains – and behaviors – of adolescents and young adults, and analyzes this knowledge to share specific ways in which parents and educators can help them navigate their way more smoothly into adulthood.

Dr. Jensen is Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. She has researched brain development from the neonatal period through adulthood. Dr. Jensen was Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Director of Translational Neuroscience and Director of Epilepsy Research at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Senior Neurologist at Boston Children’s and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals. She has lectured widely about the teen brain at universities, colleges, high schools, professional and corporate associations, science museums and TEDMED. Dr. Jensen will be available after her lecture to sign copies of her most recent book, The Teenage Brain.

An important topic for parents, teachers, school nurses and administrators, and many others who live with or interact
with teens, Tabor Academy welcomes one and all for an evening of learning together.

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