The Nature of Things: Surviving The Teenage Brain

The Nature of Things: Surviving The Teenage Brain

2011 · 53 min
TV-PG
Throw away all of your preconceived ideas about the behaviour and nature of teenagers. New research suggests that without our turbulent teen years the human race would be, as Dr. David Bainbridge puts it in Surviving: The Teenage Brain, short lived and stupid. In the past, when we put the words selfish, reckless, irrational, irritable and impossible together we could only be describing one thing: the teenager that odd creature that invades our homes for what seems like an eternity and tests the limits of our reasoning skills and patience. But what if teenagers are doing exactly as nature intended? Surviving:) The Teenage Brain looks at this critical developmental stage from a scientific and evolutionary point of view. The film combines cutting edge scientific research with YouTube clips of outrageous teen behaviour and a graphic novel approach to challenge conventional thinking about the adolescent years. It illustrates that our teens are doing precisely what they should be doing to finesse the development o
Directed by:Elise Swerhone
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The Nature of Things: Surviving The Teenage Brain
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