‘The teenage years are a period of endless opportunities’
February 7, 2024
In the NPO Luister HUMAN podcast ‘Het Puberbrein: je Hersenen in Verbouwing’, Eveline Crone explains how the brain starts to rewire when hitting teenage years.
Eveline Crone takes the chance to shed a different light on adolescence than we typically hear: young people are a source of creativity rather than being lazy and uninterested. Adolescence is a unique phase full of possibilities, in which you venture out, explore, and discover. All of this is because the brain undergoes a complete renovation once we start our teenage years. Crone explains exactly what happens in the brain and how she investigates this in her lab.
What is the role of the social environment for young people? And are we doing the right thing with the phone ban in the classroom? Three young people also share their experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has impacted their social life and mental well-being.
Listen to the episode (in Dutch) here.