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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2010.03.004