The Teen Brain: 12 years and later

12-brain.jpg"Neuroscientists have discovered that teenagers don’t act or think like adults because their brains are still a work in progress. Teenagers actually rely on a different part of their brain than adults to interpret information. Adults use their frontal lobes, a logical, reflective part of the brain to deduce meaning. Teenagers use the amygdala, an emotional center of the brain, to interpret that same information. Reading body and facial language is something they are in the process of learning. The result of the overemphasis on emotions is a great deal of misunderstanding and misinterpreting information."

Excerpt from Secrets of the Teenage Brain By Sheryl Feinstein

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