What we really know about how and when the brain learns


“One of the things that I have learned over the last 10 or 12 years of researching in this area is that it’s critical to include your research subjects in every aspect of your experimental design. This is not something that I had done previously. There’s a tendency for adults to think that they know best for teenagers when teenagers know probably a lot more than we do about what’s best for them in terms of their education, in terms of their social environment, what they want to do.” S. J. Blakemore, co-author of The Learning Brain