An Annotation by Bobbie Dunn
This article explained how the teen brain is more like a child’s than an adult’s, which is contrary to popular belief. It then elaborated on which parts of the brain are still changing and why this makes some aspects of learning more difficult for teens. It then broke the teen brain down by gender, explaining how the girls’ brains develop sooner and more in places than boys.
Brownlee, S, Hotinski, R, Pailthorp, B, Ragan, E, & Wong, K (1999). Inside the teen brain. U.S. News & World Report, 127(6), 44-53.