Summary Of Beautiful Brain By David Dobbs

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David Dobbs in the Article “Beautiful Brains” proves the theme that it takes teenage brains longer to mature due to the recent change in impulsivity and adolescent behaviors.
The author begins his article with a story of how his own son, as a teenager, spent time in the police barracks: the author’s son, despite being “reasonable” and understanding (after the fact), was cited for reckless driving--something that is the antithesis of being “reasonable.”
When describing his son (and his sometimes-poor decision making), Dobbs writes,
“[It turns] out this product of my genes and loving care, the boy-man I had swaddled, coddled, cooed at, and then pushed and pulled to the brink of manhood, had been flying down the highway at 113 miles an hour” (1).
This reckless driving--113 m.p.h--was a surprise and frustration for the author because his son was reasonable, measured, and mostly repentant after the incident; his son’s only qualm was that he shouldn’t have been cited for reckless driving because he was incredibly focused and thoughtful about where and when he was speeding. This odd paradox was frustrating to the author because he simply couldn’t understand his son’s thinking.
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The second main idea that dobbs creates is that researchers/psychologists show that adolescence can cause change in mood, anxiety, crime, and pyschosexual conflict between teenagers.

When the researchers and psychologists

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