Why The Teen Brain Is Drawn To Risk


Only recently have researchers begun to understand how the teen brain is wired and that some of what appear to be teens' senseless choices may result from biological tendencies that also prime their brains to learn and be flexible.

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    06/14/2019 - 12:00 pm | View Link
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    06/14/2019 - 2:22 am | View Link
  • How the Teen Brain Transforms Relationships
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