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The evolutionary advantage of the teenage brain


Teens. OMG. What on earth is going on inside their brains to make them act so, well, like crazy teenagers?

The mood swings, the fiery emotions, the delusions of immortality, all the things that make a teenager a teenager might just seem like a phase we all have to put up with. However, research increasingly shows that the behaviors of teenagers aren’t just there to annoy parents, they serve a real evolutionary purpose.

Teen behaviors that grownups often dismiss as mere annoyances are actually adaptive traits that help teens learn and succeed.

Read full article and watch the video above to find out more about how teenage behaviors serve an important purpose while growing up. It might help you feel less annoyed at the teenager in your house.


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