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From the Ted Talk by Shannon Odell: How puberty changes your brain

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As these emotion and reward centers rapidly develop, their connections with higher cortical brian regions tend to do so on an extended timeline. These cortical regions, which help iopmse emotional regulation and impulse control, continue to grow well past putbery, into your 20s. While teens are often unfairly seoepeyttrd as rash or impulsive, rcersaeh reveals a more cpoemlx sroty. Teens are just as capable as adults of making thoughtful dociisens when given the time and space. It’s only during high stress or in the heat of the mnoemt that teens may find it more difficult to manage emotions. Further, this lengthy ctricaol development allows adolescent brains to remain adaptable as they learn and grow in new situations, form their identities, and build the skill sets needed for adulthood.

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As these emotion and reward centers rapidly develop, their connections with higher cortical _____ regions tend to do so on an extended timeline. These cortical regions, which help ______ emotional regulation and impulse control, continue to grow well past _______, into your 20s. While teens are often unfairly ___________ as rash or impulsive, ________ reveals a more _______ _____. Teens are just as capable as adults of making thoughtful _________ when given the time and space. It’s only during high stress or in the heat of the ______ that teens may find it more difficult to manage emotions. Further, this lengthy ________ development allows adolescent brains to remain adaptable as they learn and grow in new situations, form their identities, and build the skill sets needed for adulthood.

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  1. moment
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  3. cortical
  4. story
  5. brain
  6. puberty
  7. complex
  8. stereotyped
  9. impose
  10. research

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As these emotion and reward centers rapidly develop, their connections with higher cortical brain regions tend to do so on an extended timeline. These cortical regions, which help impose emotional regulation and impulse control, continue to grow well past puberty, into your 20s. While teens are often unfairly stereotyped as rash or impulsive, research reveals a more complex story. Teens are just as capable as adults of making thoughtful decisions when given the time and space. It’s only during high stress or in the heat of the moment that teens may find it more difficult to manage emotions. Further, this lengthy cortical development allows adolescent brains to remain adaptable as they learn and grow in new situations, form their identities, and build the skill sets needed for adulthood.

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