Friday, December 28

Teenage brain - good accelerator but bad breaks

In this article, experts confirm what many of us have known intuitively. Their research has found that the brain is still developing into a person's early- to mid-20s. Even in their late teens, young adults are more impulsive, aggressive, emotionally volatile, likely to take risks, reactive to stress, vulnerable to peer pressure, prone to focus on and overestimate short-term payoffs and underplay longer-term consequences of what they do, and likely to overlook alternative courses of action than adults. As a result, the teenage brain is like a car with a good accelerator and bad breaks.

It's an interesting article. Well worth the read.

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