Ch. 12 Reaction Papaer

Ch. 12 Reaction Papaer - Melissa Fuller PS101A March 6,...

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Melissa Fuller PS101A March 6, 2008 Chapter 12 Reaction Paper This article states that the reason why teenagers and young adults act the way they do is because their brains have not fully developed and are going through a pruning stage. The brain goes through two pruning stages, one before birth and one during puberty, which decreases the number on neurons in the brain but makes the connections faster. The brain becomes faster but loses a little raw potential to learn and to recover from trauma. This process is not complete until we reach the age of about 25. Scientists are also trying to figure out how some mental illnesses occur. They believe that they are already are built into our brain and they are activated during the second and final pruning stage. When I was in high school, it became a little harder to understand concepts and I was as quick at as I was when I was younger. When it came to math, it took me a couple of tries to actually understand the way to solve certain problem.
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This essay was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course PS 101 taught by Professor Lesniewski during the Spring '08 term at Mount Ida.

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Ch. 12 Reaction Papaer - Melissa Fuller PS101A March 6,...

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