The Developing Social Brain: Implications for Education

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This paper discusses the development of the human social brain. First, I will argue that social cognition is uniquely important and describe evidence that social interaction plays a critical role in early brain development. I will then discuss recent research demonstrating that the social brain undergoes protracted development and that adolescence in particular represents a period of reorganization of the social brain. Finally, I will attempt to draw out potential implications of this new research for education policy and for human wellbeing. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.




Blakemore, S. J. (2010, March). The Developing Social Brain: Implications for Education. Neuron.

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