Since teenage brains aren't fully developed they are more vulnerable to long term consequence. Brains have this fatty substance that acts like an insulator. This substance is called the myelin. It protects the neutrons. It determines how much electricity is able to pass from neutron to neutron. Since the myelin substance isn't fully developed teens are able to feel stronger feelings. When they use drugs those feelings or hormones are active and they feel stronger emotions.
What affects the teenage brain?
Well Ellen, music can help enhance neural processing of sound and can help teens with their language skills. Music will also affect how a teen views the world.
So, Dr.Phil. How does music affect the teenage brain?
Well, male brains utilize more gray matter for activity while female brains utilize nearly ten times more white matter. Male and female brains process the same neurochemicals but to different degrees. Females tend to sense a lot more of what is going on around them throughout the day and retain that information more than men.
Good question. Teens tend to make poor decisions because they have a hard time controlling their impulses. The frontal lobes of their brains are still developing, which takes away from their ability to make rational decisions.
Why do teens make poor decisions?
well students who get the recommended amount of sleep reported feeling less depressed to counselors and the dropout rate slowed majorly and made better ethical decisions.
how does sleep (or lack of) affect adolescents
What do drugs do to the teenage brain?
So Steve Harvey, what is the difference between male and female brains?