Prof. Leah Somerville

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Leah Somerville is Director of the Affective Neuroscience & Development Laboratory at Harvard University. Her work explores how brain development through adolescence shapes changes in behaviour.

Prof. Leah Somerville

About Leah Somerville

Leah Somerville is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Affective Neuroscience and Development Laboratory at Harvard University.

Leah's research explores how brain development through adolescence shapes the changes we see in how teenagers behave, think, make decisions and manage their emotions. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, the BBC and over 70 academic papers.

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