NPR: Why teenagers should understand their own brains (and why their teachers should too!)

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Health, Brain Research

A teenage brain is a fascinating, still-changing place. There’s a lot going on: Social awareness, risk-taking, peer pressure; all are heightened during this period. Until relatively recently, it was thought that the brain was only actively developing during childhood — but in the last two decades, researchers have confirmed that the brain continues to develop during adolescence — a period of time that can stretch from the middle-school years into early adulthood. (May 15, 2018)

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