Scientific Proof That Being A Teenager Is Really Really Difficult

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Scientific Proof That Being A Teenager Is Really Really Difficult

by BuzzFeed 2:01 mins

Scientific Proof That Being A Teenager Is Really Really Difficult

by BuzzFeed 2:01 mins

Not a girl, not yet a woman. Boys, not yet II men. Research from the PBS series "Frontline," the Atlantic, National Geographic and other sources shows that puberty is the second most active time for human brain development, after infancy. Most of the changes in the teenage brain take place in the cerebellum. Teens access the brain's frontal lobe more slowly than adults do, and can make worse decisions as a result. It is physically harder for a teenager to wake up early; a teenager waking up at 7 am is the equivalent of a 50-year-old waking up at 5 am.

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