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Unformatted text preview: that are used survive & fluorish Those not used will wither and die These are the cells & connections that will be “hard-wired” for life 2/15/2011 2 “still being built during teen yrs” prefrontal cortex engage in risky behavior immature prefrontal cortex “particularly cruel irony of nature” At time when brain is most vulnerable-it is also the time when teens most likely to experiment with alcohol/other drugs...
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- Winter '11
- immature prefrontal cortex, MRIs- normal teen, puberty overproduction, discovery-frontal overproduction, unused branches/ pathways