Intense Nerve Activity Behind Teenage Angst: Study
There may be more to adolescent angst than hormones gone haywire, says a new study.
Neuroscientists say they've observed that the nerve activity taking place in the teenage brain is at a level of intensity that they can have not only social and emotional challenges, but may even find it difficult to process basic information.
In addition, upon entering puberty, teens' ability to recognize other people's emotions falls significantly. The good news is the condition is only temporary - - but the bad news is that it can take until they're 18 to return to normal, reports New Scientist
The findings are published in a recent issue of Brain and Cognition.
-- Scott Roberts
Copyright © 2002 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.