Wednesday, February 02, 2005

790 The brain and risky behavior

This came as a surprise, but only because I'd been told this as a fact and believed it when my kids were 18 and 19. Apparently, the information was purely anecdotal and shared among parents before the NIH tested it.
"A National Institutes of Health study suggests that the region of the brain that inhibits risky behavior is not fully formed until age 25, a finding with implications for a host of policies, including the nation's driving laws."
News story here.

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