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Brain Changes that Occur in Teens


A lot of parents do not realize their teens behave in an irrational, impulsive, or dangerous manner. It seems like teens don’t think through things or consider the consequences of their activities. Adolescents differ from adults in how they make conclusions, solve issues, and behave. There’s a biological explanation for this difference. Studies show that brains continue to mature and grow well and through adolescence and youth into adulthood. Researchers have identified an area of the brain called the amygdala that’s responsible for reactions including behavior and fear. This region develops early. Nonetheless, the region of the brain which helps us think before we act and modulates rationale, the cortex, develops.

This component of the mind maturing and is changing. Modifications in the brain during adolescence making the mind pathways effective and include a rise in the relationships between the brain cells. Cells develop myelin. Every one of these changes is crucial for the evolution of behaviour, activity, an idea.

Shifting – Photographs of the brain inactivity show that teens brains work differently than adults when they resolve problems or make decisions. Their activities are guided more by the responsive and psychological amygdala and less by the cortex that was logical. Research has also shown which exposure to drugs and alcohol throughout the teenage years can change or delay those developments.

Based on the stage of their mental development, teens are more inclined to! act on impulse – misread or misinterpret social cues and emotions – get into accidents of all kinds – become involved with fights – engage in dangerous behavior – Adolescents are less inclined to! think before they act – pause to contemplate the implications of their activities – shift their dangerous or inappropriate behaviors – These brain differences do not mean that young people cannot make good decisions or tell the distinction between right and wrong.