2016-02-08

The Wonderful Teenage Brain

“[Adolescence is] a stage of life when we can really thrive, but we need to take advantage of the opportunity.”
Got three minutes? Give this piece from KQED a quick read. It's a wonderful glimpse into the developing brains of teenagers. Many points will be familiar to you if you've attended our series of evening conversations for parents of teenagers, especially the "dopamine squirts" that Dr. Crystal Collier talked about with us in December.

Those teenage physiological responses that create the increased likelihood of engaging in risky behavior are also the reason why the neuroscientist quoted in the article says,
"Nothing will ever feel as good to you for the rest of your life as it did when you were a teenager..."
http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/12/21/harnessing-the-incredible-learning-potential-of-the-adolescent-brain/

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