Is there a reason why teenagers take more risks, and are more influenced by their peers, than adults? Is the adolescent brain different to that of an adult? Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, answered these questions and more at this year’s Chancellor’s Lecture The Teenage Brain.

The annual Chancellor’s Lecture is one of the major events in the University’s calendar. Chancellor Professor Tanya Byron, a chartered clinical psychologist, journalist, author and broadcaster introduced lecture and chaired the Q&A session.

Interviews with Professors Blakemore and Byron, along with some highlights from the lecture, can be seen in the video: