Why Do Teenagers Do Crazy Things?

According to cognitive neuroscientist Dr Russell Poldrack and colleagues from University of Texas, Austin: Teenagers' brains are wired to take risks. This may be one of the reasons why we sometimes see teenagers do things that an adult would not do.

My friend, who is now in her 60's recounted the times when she used to climb huge, tall trees as a teenager, but when she had her own daughter, she wouldn't let her daughter do what she did.

They say the discovery might help explain why teens take risks that don't seem worth it to adults - from driving too fast to experimenting with drugs.

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