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'Wildhood': Adolescence For Humans, Animals Isn't As Different As You Might Think

It sounds like the punchline of a joke: Teenagers, it turns out, are a lot more like animals than we might have thought. 

Well, according to Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, it’s actually true.

Natterson-Horowitz is a professor of medicine at UCLA and co-author of a new book called "Wildhood: The Epic Journey from Adolescence to Adulthood in Humans and Other Animals."

From peer pressure and impulse decisions, to cliques and irrational risk-taking, Natterson-Horowitz found the experience of adolescence is truly universal. 

The Show caught up with her when she was in town recently to talk about her book at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.