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Teen Brains Develop Ability to Avoid Risky Behavior

It might help them ward off peer pressure

(Newser) - Looks like teens have a built-in defense mechanism against peer pressure: New research shows that the part of the brain involved in decision-making develops significantly in the early teen years, the Telegraph reports. Researchers from the University of Oregon found that activity in the ventral striatum, a part of the... More »

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