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Date: 09/11/06 02:18 AM

62 Responses to The Teenage Brain

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    September 11, 2006 at 1:08 am
    Link: The Teenage Brain - So, teens really don`t use their heads.
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    upendy Female 13-17
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    September 11, 2006 at 2:22 am


    i find it funny they think all teens look like that :-D
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    iNVERTED_ Male 13-17
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    September 11, 2006 at 2:23 am
    yah, way to stereotype us all )-|
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    Kisato Female 18-29
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    September 11, 2006 at 2:28 am
    "Adolescents do not put the part of the brain that considers others` feelings to full use, scientists have found."
    If that`s true, than my dad is still a teenager even though he`s 44 and I must be an adult because I care a lot about others feelings when I think I may have hurt them...
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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
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    September 11, 2006 at 2:32 am
    I think of teens as rising bread dough...just let them sit & they`ll mature soon enough. If you rush it, it comes out poorly & incomplete.
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    saintnick Male 13-17
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    September 11, 2006 at 3:03 am
    it`s goood to understand things like this, it`s not all bad, this is what is meant by youth is wasted on the youth, at least we don`t have to worry about the media brainwashing young impressionable minds, uhm wait a sec...
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    SpoonFork Male 30-39
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    September 11, 2006 at 3:06 am
    Man, Seth Green must get pissed with everybody using him as the archetype teenager.

    Anyway, this makes sense, because of course the young with energy have to be stupid and selfish in order to survive and procreate without thought.

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    alknick Female 18-29
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    September 11, 2006 at 3:10 am
    I`ve heard this before, nothing really new.
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    prodotto Male 18-29
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    September 11, 2006 at 3:14 am
    It`s sad that they stereotype white people with that stoner picture.
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    Yumiii Female 13-17
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    September 11, 2006 at 3:44 am
    BWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA That guy HAS to be at least 30!
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    Tyrizzle Male 18-29
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    September 11, 2006 at 4:12 am
    What lolakitty said...
    I personally just think teenagers just feel like they shouldn`t listen
    Living with people for so long you learn of the problems they have and tend to not respect the person as much...
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    cruxshadows Female 18-29
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    September 11, 2006 at 4:54 am
    Haha....
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    damoo Male 18-29
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    September 11, 2006 at 5:00 am
    I wonder when my brain is gonna undergo these changes.
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    JohnnyX Male 18-29
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    September 11, 2006 at 5:34 am
    You seriously think they are using that photo seriously? It`s a character called kevin acted by a british comedian called harry enfield.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0205177/

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    desie Female 18-29
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    September 11, 2006 at 6:49 am
    funny picture.. & they tested people age 11-17. since when are 11 & 12 yr olds considered teenagers, and 18 & 19 still end in `teen` soo... technically they werent even testing the right age group.
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    trello Male 30-39
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    September 11, 2006 at 7:12 am
    Well, it still doesn`t explain Jamal Jones and his complete lack of brain.
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    doobiebrotha Male 30-39
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    September 11, 2006 at 7:42 am
    That definitely sounds like my 17 year old little brother.
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    Qpax Male 18-29
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    September 11, 2006 at 7:45 am
    How could anyone inlcude thoughts about other people`s emotions when answering a question about reading a newspaper?

    Eh?

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    notapervert Male 13-17
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    September 11, 2006 at 7:53 am
    =o
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    The_Frogg Male 18-29
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    September 11, 2006 at 8:19 am
    Kisato: Even tho i`m not Euopein OIE!
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    0verclock3d Male 13-17
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    September 11, 2006 at 8:31 am
    What the hell? FourTEEN FifTEEN not Eleven Twelve. Dumpoos.
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    tawnymw1988 Female 18-29
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    September 11, 2006 at 9:24 am
    Well, that explains a lot.
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    Painter13 Male 40-49
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    September 11, 2006 at 10:25 am
    Must be permanent, most adults have a hard time considering others.
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    ryan14 Male 13-17
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    September 11, 2006 at 11:16 am
    HEY!!! --storms off in a huff--
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    RinjiHalfElf Female 18-29
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    September 11, 2006 at 11:25 am
    I personally feel that different people develop at different rates.
    For instance, inmates and convicts generally have low activity in the part of their brain that processes consquences and such. In that sense, they never grow up. Ask any prison guard. These people will come in the prison system again and again.
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    RinjiHalfElf Female 18-29
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    September 11, 2006 at 11:33 am
    Btw, dont get this confused with ignorance. :p

    Some adults have a difficult time seeing from others points of view, or think they are always right (and thinking being right is all that matters, and disreguarding others feelings is ignorant too, see My Father). However, they don`t end up making huge mistakes (such as rob a bank, or party all night and go out and hit mails boxes with their car) where they need another person to tell them what is right and wrong all the time. That`s where the real difference lies.

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    CheezeMonkey Male 13-17
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    September 11, 2006 at 11:39 am
    i find this offensive.
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    byebyemoto Female 13-17
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    September 11, 2006 at 11:42 am
    I like my brain.
    And what`s with the pic, that guy`s about 90.
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    jvcc Female 13-17
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    September 11, 2006 at 12:06 pm
    Even though teenagersor parents of inconsiderate teens say have the nice new excuse of "Their brain isn`t fully developed" it isn`t impossible to think about the feelings of others. I am fifteen and always try to consider others` feelings. I think if a strong sense of morals and values is instilled in children from the time of their birth, they won`t have any problems when they get older.

    -(Trying to be) a polite, obedient, considerate teenager

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    Webz Male 18-29
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    September 11, 2006 at 12:50 pm
    whatever
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    mise Female 18-29
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    September 11, 2006 at 1:06 pm
    HA HA!its kevin from that harry enfield show!why the hell did they use him for the pic?
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    holybagel Female 18-29
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    September 11, 2006 at 1:23 pm
    ^ cos he rocks =P
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    monkey3462 Female 13-17
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    September 11, 2006 at 1:58 pm
    That artical makes teenagers sound like a whole different species! Give us a break, you were all teenagers for 6 years of your life as well you know!
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    hurts2exist Female 13-17
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    September 11, 2006 at 2:08 pm
    Didnt Read the whole thing but I got the point and I could really care less lol
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    ping_gk Female 18-29
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    September 11, 2006 at 2:16 pm
    I hope my brain never evolves to that. I like being selfish. Me, Me, Me!
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    revoliver Male 13-17
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    September 11, 2006 at 3:03 pm
    Are they saying that we don`t have any morale??
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    BirkirHe Male 13-17
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    September 11, 2006 at 4:51 pm
    ""Adolescents do not put the part of the brain that considers others` feelings to full use, scientists have found."
    If that`s true, than my dad is still a teenager even though he`s 44 and I must be an adult because I care a lot about others feelings when I think I may have hurt them..."

    When I think I might have hurt someone I feel twice as hurt as them, I hate doing that and try to avoid it at all cost.

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    SH0WERdance Female 13-17
    411 posts
    September 11, 2006 at 6:15 pm
    not all teenagers think like that. when i get moody at my parents i say "i`m sorry it`s not directed towards you" after i do it
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    Omgroflwtf Male 13-17
    510 posts
    September 11, 2006 at 6:22 pm
    Speaking of Jamal joones I never see his posts...do they get deleted all the time?

    But for the link, I think it`s correct.

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    Stentorian Male 13-17
    426 posts
    September 11, 2006 at 6:38 pm
    Oh, come on, I`ve been considering the consequences of my actions and their effects on people and their emotions for years. I don`t particularly appreciate that generalization of teenagers. :-( Really, teenagers aren`t the evil inconsiderate jerks they are portrayed as.
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    hovalady411 Female 18-29
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    September 11, 2006 at 6:41 pm
    Perhaps I dont take others feelings into consideration... Oh well.

    Piss off.

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    Stentorian Male 13-17
    426 posts
    September 11, 2006 at 6:43 pm
    Oh, also, what`s with their tested age group? 11 and 12? 11 year olds aren`t even in middle school and 12 year olds are barely in middle school, let alone high school. They would`ve done better testing 14-18 year olds or something around there. Maybe even 13 year olds if necessary, but come on, sixth graders?
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    Bekll Female 18-29
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    September 11, 2006 at 6:49 pm
    I read something QUITE similar to this a couple years back.

    If any of it WERE true - it cannot, or at least very so slimly, refer to me.

    I`ve been considerate of others` feelings ever sense... well, certainly during my early teens.
    - Perhaps that`s because I`m a Cancer... or maybe not. W/e.

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    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    September 11, 2006 at 6:51 pm
    "You want to go to the cinema. Do you look at the newspaper?"

    Would this answer qualify as using the medial prefrontal cortex (what adults use)?

    - No. I would much rather look it up on the internet where I can get the movie times of a specific movie theatre I want to go to, that also lists the movies, print it out, circle the movie and movie time I want to go to (considering the best time it is for me to go according to how busy my schedule is), and... be on my way.

    :|

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    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    September 11, 2006 at 6:54 pm
    "It`s been raining hard. Does the ground get warmer?"

    - Wouldn`t that depend on the location of the rain, thus requiring the temperature of the rain? What if it were raining where it`s constantly cold? Could the ground get warmer after some rain under those circumstances?

    *Is just rambling.*

    BTW: I think I still have basically the same mind I did 6 years ago when I was 13 - in terms of personality anyway.

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    x_Kirkiah_x Female 13-17
    71 posts
    September 11, 2006 at 7:01 pm
    Oh, I UNDERSTAND other people`s feelings... The question is, do I care?
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    shizzaster Male 13-17
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    September 11, 2006 at 7:32 pm
    hahahaha. the guy in the picture must be fricken 30.
    and his attempts at replicating some trendy teens is a bit off base.

    1) tacky blue sweater
    2) gross flaming mullet
    3) a backwards baseball cap that i can tell is abosulutely hideous. one word:flex fit.
    4) his sauve expression, like he`s too cool to care.
    5) finally, his stupid hand gesture, what the drat is that?

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    seldy Male 18-29
    7 posts
    September 11, 2006 at 8:22 pm
    Instead of expecting teenagers to take responsibility for their own actions, the cause is to blame the human brain for their problems. Just another one of those responsibility dumps we have in our society.
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    looneyman12 Male 18-29
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    September 11, 2006 at 9:32 pm
    we use our heads ... just not the ones on our shoulders
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    Fabbyfubz Male 13-17
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    September 11, 2006 at 9:37 pm
    But I use deductive reasoning
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    thesupreme1 Male 13-17
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    September 11, 2006 at 10:40 pm
    I didn`t even know newspaper showed time, when I read the question I was like Huh? And the ground one I was like whats the tempeture outside?

    BTW I think I`m broken I get more Immature every year...=\

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    car_ramrod Male 13-17
    66 posts
    September 11, 2006 at 11:19 pm
    i dont see how the whole "do you look in the newspaper?" question is a valid one for the test they were doing...how can a person looking or not looking in a newspaper be inconsiderate to another`s feelings in any way?
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    BeatleAddict Female 13-17
    226 posts
    September 11, 2006 at 11:38 pm
    I put others feelings before my own. When one of my friends was unable to go to the cinema, I didn`t go with all my other friends just to keep her company. But I guess I`m discounting the feelings of my friends at the cinema.
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    angusware Male 60-69
    163 posts
    September 12, 2006 at 8:30 am
    love the pic
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    ryan14 Male 13-17
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    September 12, 2006 at 11:10 am
    yeah i agree partially, someone just tried to sell me drugs, i think he was about 17
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    benny079 Male 18-29
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    September 12, 2006 at 5:15 pm
    Haha...this is news? I figured we ALL knew that teenagers were a.)selfish, b.)full of themselves, c.)HORRIBLE drivers, and d.)a drain on society.
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    Coolboy81 Male 18-29
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    September 12, 2006 at 5:41 pm
    I agree with many of you here, that article was way too generalizing, not all teens are the way they describe them. I know many teenagers who are very considerate of others and think before they act. They might be few but they are definetly out there. I think in general it has to do with one`s upringing and the environment you are in. It`s basically very individual. And the age range they put was way off as well. Last time I checked, 11-12 year olds were NOT categorized as teens so including them is pointless. I choose to take this article with a HUGE pinch of salt.
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    violingirl77 Female 13-17
    1426 posts
    September 12, 2006 at 8:09 pm
    See? It`s not my fault! Why does everything always have to be my fault??? *cries in corner*
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    Mweebles Female 18-29
    1653 posts
    September 12, 2006 at 8:51 pm
    Not true.
  60. Profile photo of Igmo
    Igmo Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2006 at 2:05 pm
    HEY I RESENT THAT o.o
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    wave7666 Female 13-17
    15 posts
    September 17, 2006 at 7:47 pm
    Hm, way to go! Is age profiling a new way to discriminate? If the "age" to do things rises any higer by the year 2020 the driving age will be thirty, and the drinking age fourty.
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    AlewaresXD Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2006 at 10:27 pm
    ROFLCOPTER LOLCANO LOLOTOV roosterTAIL LOLLERSKATES LMAO ZHE DONG ROFLCRAFT STEAMLOLLER LOLS ROYCE

    @ pic

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