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8. Why are they so weird?

Teenagers sometimes seem like a different species – but there’s a reason for that!

News flash – their brains are actually different from ours – so they can’t help it!

Parents are not the only ones to puzzle about the workings of the teenage brain. Scientists have used advanced scanning methods to study the chemical and structural changes that occur in the brains of adolescents. They have found that the brain continues to grow and change past childhood and well into the teenage period of development.

Teenagers take risks – all parents of teenagers know this. But scientists have discovered a reason why this is the case. They have found that the emotional region of the brain develops to maturity way before the area ...

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