The Teenage Brain

Submitted by: buddy 10 years ago Science
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5327550.stm?ls

So, teens really don"t use their heads.
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Male 222
ROFLCOPTER LOLCANO LOLOTOV roosterTAIL LOLLERSKATES LMAO ZHE DONG ROFLCRAFT STEAMLOLLER LOLS ROYCE

@ pic

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Female 15
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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Male 1,263
HEY I RESENT THAT o.o
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Female 1,652
Not true.
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Female 1,426
See? It`s not my fault! Why does everything always have to be my fault??? *cries in corner*
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Male 68
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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Male 7
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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Male 2,057
yeah i agree partially, someone just tried to sell me drugs, i think he was about 17
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Male 163
love the pic
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Female 226
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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Male 66
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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Male 148
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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Male 176
But I use deductive reasoning
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Male 98
we use our heads ... just not the ones on our shoulders
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Male 7
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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Male 1,866
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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Female 71
Oh, I UNDERSTAND other people`s feelings... The question is, do I care?
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Female 1,984
"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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Female 1,984
"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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Female 1,984
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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Male 425
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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Female 1,262
Perhaps I dont take others feelings into consideration... Oh well.

Piss off.

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Male 425
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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Male 506
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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Female 411
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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Male 189
""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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Male 50
Are they saying that we don`t have any morale??
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Female 50
I hope my brain never evolves to that. I like being selfish. Me, Me, Me!
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Female 96
Didnt Read the whole thing but I got the point and I could really care less lol
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Female 95
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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Female 43
^ cos he rocks =P
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Female 583
HA HA!its kevin from that harry enfield show!why the hell did they use him for the pic?
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Male 541
whatever
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Female 354
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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Female 345
I like my brain.
And what`s with the pic, that guy`s about 90.
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Male 459
i find this offensive.
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Female 335
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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Female 335
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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Male 2,057
HEY!!! --storms off in a huff--
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Male 1,365
Must be permanent, most adults have a hard time considering others.
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Female 207
Well, that explains a lot.
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Male 230
What the hell? FourTEEN FifTEEN not Eleven Twelve. Dumpoos.
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Male 619
Kisato: Even tho i`m not Euopein OIE!
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Male 2,567
=o
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Male 188
How could anyone inlcude thoughts about other people`s emotions when answering a question about reading a newspaper?

Eh?

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Male 138
That definitely sounds like my 17 year old little brother.
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Male 131
Well, it still doesn`t explain Jamal Jones and his complete lack of brain.
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Female 576
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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Male 58
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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Male 292
I wonder when my brain is gonna undergo these changes.
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Female 2,144
Haha....
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Male 908
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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Female 1,382
BWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA That guy HAS to be at least 30!
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Male 189
It`s sad that they stereotype white people with that stoner picture.
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Female 284
I`ve heard this before, nothing really new.
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Male 1,265
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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Male 269
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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Female 1,972
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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Female 694
"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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Male 53
yah, way to stereotype us all )-|
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Female 1,211


i find it funny they think all teens look like that :-D
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Male 10,115
Link: The Teenage Brain [Rate Link] - So, teens really don`t use their heads.
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