Risk, adaptation and the functional teenage brain.

@article{Sercombe2014RiskAA,
  title={Risk, adaptation and the functional teenage brain.},
  author={Howard Sercombe},
  journal={Brain and cognition},
  year={2014},
  volume={89},
  pages={61-9}
}
Over the last decade, the propensity for young people to take risks has been a particular focus of neuroscientific inquiries into human development. Taking population-level data about teenagers' involvement in drinking, smoking, dangerous driving and unprotected sex as indicative, a consensus has developed about the association between risk-taking and the temporal misalignment in the development of reward-seeking and executive regions of the brain. There are epistemological difficulties in this… CONTINUE READING
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