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A new workshop aimed at young people to inspire them to learn more about the science of the brain has been designed as part of a large Wellcome Trust funded research programme.

Teenage Brain workshop, 2020 © University of Oxford

MYRIAD (My resilience in adolescence) is a research project looking at how schools promote young people’s wellbeing and resilience, the ability to adapt in the face of difficulties, throughout adolescence.

84 schools across the country are taking part in the MYRIAD Project. Researchers are exploring how schools prepare young people to manage their emotional health and improve resilience. At the heart of this is understanding the great changes and challenges that occur in adolescence. Learning skills that build resilience has the potential to help adolescents navigate these challenges during their time at school and build a strong base to help them throughout their lives.

Researchers from the MYRIAD programme based at the University of Oxford recently took their flagship workshop - The Teenage Brain - to a local Oxfordshire school. 

Students investigated how their brains are different from those of children and adults. Working directly with researchers they learned more about the brain and how it develops during adolescence and took part in experiments that researchers use to study the teenage brain.

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