Understanding the teenage brain. We?ve known for some time that hormones play a big role in teenage behaviour, but new research is beginning to show how physical changes in the brain are an important influence too.
So just how different are a young person?s thought processes compared to an adult, and how can this help explain and predict their behaviour?
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Seattle is a centre of emerging technologies where the youth market is driving the industry. Youth culture plays a major role in influencing the latest must-have gadget; teenagers are in the driving seat. Digital planet brings together leading figures in the technology industry and young people to explore their relationship.
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Science in Action
Exploring teenage attitudes to science. In Malaysia, science is a ?cool? subject while in the UK, science is on the decline. The programme links children in two schools where science lessons are perceived very differently. Why is there such a difference, what can they learn from each other, and what might be the long-term consequences?
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The next generation are going to have to deal with enormous population growth. But how? This programme, presented by a teenager, challenges young people to face up to the issue, imagine what a world of 9 billion might look like, and asks them to develop potential solutions.
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How long will I live? Medical advances mean humans can live longer and longer. What do the next generation think about potentially spending a third of their life in ?old age?. Is it desirable, and what can they do now to help ensure they will be healthy and happy?
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