3 February 2014
Source: Nat Geo Magazine
What I learned:
I learned that teenage brains are actually less developed than people previously believed.
I learned that teens tend to think about the rewards more than the consequences.
I also learned that teens tend to be more impulsive under pressure.
Teenagers were previously viewed as undeveloped or dumb be most people. In fact, however, it is just that we have overestimated the teenagers due to their less developed brains. This makes them give in more readily to impulse and take more risks, causing a higher chance of injury.