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PamGH December 24th, 2016 12:57am

Teens do about as well as adults on cognition tests. But if feeling strong emotions, scores can plummet. The problem seems to be that teenagers have not yet developed a strong brain system that keeps emotions under control. 18 is not an adult brain.

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DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
12/24/16 7:56 am

Sure. I think it's important for teens to understand which parts of their brains function less well than adults. It's not intelligence that's changing at this point, but self control. I think from a social and legal context we need to have more general understanding of the idea that people under 25ish may act rashly.

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ctskapski x
12/23/16 8:45 pm

I know 46 year olds who don't have adult brains.
You're speaking generalities.
Usually, though, you're correct.

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