Monday, March 1, 2010

Young Brains Have Problems

There was a really good segment this morning on the teen brain.

It turns out

the nerve cells that connect teenagers' frontal lobes with the rest of their brains are sluggish. Teenagers don't have as much of the fatty coating called myelin, or "white matter," that adults have in this area.

No wonder! That explains why I feel much less insane and at the mercy of my own moods. I guess that's what "maturing" really is.

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