English_Master April 7, 2016 No Comments
BRAIN FUNCTIONING OF TEENAGERS Mark Twain had said, “Teenagers are too young to do the things adults do, and too old to do the things the children do, so they do things in an odd away.” Is it correct? While analyzing the brain functioning of the teenagers and adolescents as well, the above great saying seems to be true. However, it depends on what one had learned at a very young age. It is said, “The chicken sings what the cock had taught it!” With the new scientific aid called, ‘Magnetic Resonance Imaging’ (MRI) probing the mind of the teenagers and adolescents, it is found to be true. The most crucial period of its development takes place from ten years to 25. With the brain cells called, ‘white matter’ although present in the brain from six years of age, develop only during mid-teens and store the message received, while the ‘Grey matter’ that serves as, ‘Think tank’ is responsible for thinking and imagination. Here it takes them to the new world of executive functioning like, reasoning, suppressing, controlling emotions, planning and execution. Franklin said, “At 20 years of age the will reigns, at 30 the wit, at 40 the judgment!” Another reason to the odd functioning of the brain...
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