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Thursday, 6 April 2006, 12:00AM
Barnard's Inn Hall

'When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I thought as a child and I acted as a child...'

Professor Keith Kendrick

But are modern children growing up too fast? There is increasing pressure to grow up faster as a result of our work orientated culture, educational systems, celebrity icons, entertainment and the media. Even dietary habits contribute to accelerating puberty. We are seeing increases in teenage pregnancies, alcohol and drug abuse. Are we creating problems through curtailing childhood and what we know about the functions of play and other childhood pursuits that should help prepare us for adjusting to the demands of adulthood?

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Professor Keith Kendrick is Systems and Behavioural Neuroscientist and was Gresham Professor of Physic between 2002 and 2006.
He has been a member of the Home Office's animal procedures committee and has worked at the University of Cambridge undertaking research with regards to how neural networks are organised to control recognition and responses to social and emotional cues. He is a fellow of the Institute of Biology and a member of the British Neuroscience Association.

All of Professor Kendrick’s previous lectures may be accessed here.

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6 April 2006

'When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I thought as a child and I acted as a child...'
Professor Keith Kendrick

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