Teenage Brain Research Paper

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The teenage brain is the result of child’s brain undergoing a slow yet steady metamorphosis, thus creating major differences in the way the brain thinks and reacts compared to its former and future self. Teens are often known to be chaotic, hectic and moody but not without reason. Once the young brain begins releasing large quantities of new hormones, also known as puberty, it stops acting, or rather thinking, like its former self. These hormones change the way teenagers react and often make them impulsive. As Dr. Peter Nieman put it: “Adolescents show adult levels of intellectual capability earlier than they show evidence of adult levels of impulse control…” The lack of restraint is one of the many differences between the thought processes
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