ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kate Mills received her PhD in neuroscience from University College London in 2015. Her research uses brain imaging methods to investigate typical developmental trajectories between childhood and adulthood, as well as behavioural experiments to investigate how we navigate the social environment in adolescence and adulthood. She has worked with young people to bring their voices into the scientific discussion about their brains and behaviour (learn more here).
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