Friday, February 8, 2013

The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain

Adolescent brain development has an impact on teenage behavior including risk taking and decision-making skills associated with substance use.  

To learn more, view the video below in which cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show how typically “teenage” behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.

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