Exploring the Teenage Brain

2017-03-21T17:54:20Z (GMT) by Kirstie Whitaker
<div><div><div><div><div><p>Dr Kirstie Whitaker will take you on a journey "under the hood" to learn how researchers in Cambridge (and around the world) are studying the teenage brain. She will discuss what we can (and can not!) learn from brain scans in understanding this sensitive period of brain development.</p> <p>Dr Kirstie Whitaker is a postdoctoral researcher in the Brain Mapping Unit of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. She is a 2016/17 Mozilla Fellow for Science and a passionate advocate for reproducible neuroimaging research. Dr Whitaker received her PhD in Neuroscience in 2012 from the University of California at Berkeley, funded by a Fulbright scholarship. She is the founder and lead developer of the STEMM Role Models project (<a href="http://www.stemmrolemodels.com">www.stemmrolemodels.com</a>) that seeks to ensure conference organisers are able to invite the most exciting and diverse speakers to their event. Her personal website is <a href="http://www.kirstiewhitaker.com">www.kirstiewhitaker.com</a> and she tweets @kirstie_j.</p> </div></div></div></div></div>