Teens and the Changing Brain

  • Published14 Apr 2016
  • Reviewed13 Apr 2016
  • Author Juliet M. Beverly
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Teenagers are often described as aloof, moody, emotional, and generally prone to making bad decisions. That’s because while a cocktail of hormones changes the teenage body, they are also causing changes to the brain. So what is happening in the brain during adolescence that causes teens to be behave this way?

In this Roundup, click on the yellow targets in the image and learn more about teen brain development and the role of hormones.

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