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Teenage Brains Are Malleable And Vulnerable, Researchers Say

Teenage Brains Are Malleable And Vulnerable, Researchers Say | Claire's Yr9 journal | Scoop.it

Adolescent brains have gotten a bad rap, according to neuroscientists.

 

It's true that teenage brains can be impulsive, scientists reported at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in New Orleans. But adolescent brains are also vulnerable, dynamic and highly responsive to positive feedback, they say.

 

"The teen brain isn't broken," says Jay Giedd, a child psychiatry researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health. He says the rapid changes occurring in the brains of teenagers make these years "a time of enormous opportunity."

 

Part of the bad rap has come from studies suggesting that adolescent brains are "wired" to engage in risky behavior such as drug use or unsafe sex, says BJ Casey of Weill Cornell Medical College.


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The teenage brain still is not fully functioned, it is still functioning and drugs are not helping. Teenagers taking drugs can cause major brain damage because the brain is not full adapting to it.  Drugs is one of the biggest killers and it is killing millions of teenagers each year for drug over dose. Teenagers should not take drugs there is no reason to and neither should adults. 

 

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Eloise Cochrane's curator insight, November 25, 2014 10:00 PM

according to this article, teenage/adolescent minds are "vulnerable" and that we are pretty much wired to participate in such risky behaviour. This warns the audience without telling them not to do this risky behaviours about the serious risks of them. they use shocking facts about the human brain to achieve this.

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The Swedish Approach to Road Safety: 'The Accident Is Not the Major Problem'

The Swedish Approach to Road Safety: 'The Accident Is Not the Major Problem' | Claire's Yr9 journal | Scoop.it
Sweden's top traffic safety strategist visits New York to share lessons from the original "Vision Zero."

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This article is very good, It outlines exactly what happens on the road and how many people die on the road, The amount of people dying on roads is very bad, Roads should be safe not dangerous. Children walking to and from school can easily be swiped of the path by a car. Mostly drunk drivers are the main cause and they kill people and the driver lives. That is not a good this that is extremely bad. We need to stop these dangerous drivers. 

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Teen pregnancy, abortion rates at record low, study says

Teen pregnancy, abortion rates at record low, study says | Claire's Yr9 journal | Scoop.it

This article shows that teenage pregnancy is at an all time low, because of better use of contraception. Although written a couple of years ago, the article shows that contraception does work and that people are using it.


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This article tells us about how teenagers are getting pregnant and not wanting the baby so they kill it before it is able to see the world. This is called abortion. Abortion used to be just something people would do not often but now it has reached record heights and its still rising. Abortion should be Illegal and it is is some places of the world. If a teenager falls pregnant they should NOT kill the baby but they should either keep it and take the responsibility for their stupid actions or give the baby to a family who will love them and raise them up in the right way. Like an orphanage so someone can adopt them.  

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