As the pace of technological change steps up over the coming decade, it will be even more important to understand how we can improve our mental resilience and ability to adapt. Children and teens are no exception.
Our brains continue development from birth until our mid-twenties and the teenage years in particular are a period of intense neural development and rewiring. As well as developing new neural pathways, existing ones are also filtered or “pruned” of those which are no longer needed so that the brain can become faster and more efficient.
At this event, intended for Pi members with their children aged 12-19, Dr. Tara Swart will explain in simple language how the brain works and how teens can improve the physical condition of their brains in order to reduce stress and enhance both mental performance and resilience.