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“Moody. Impulsive. Maddening. Why do teenagers act the way they do? Viewed through the eyes of evolution, their most exasperating traits may be the key to success as adults.”- National Geographic Ok. This is about teens … their <maddening> brains … science … and the art of how we can <positively> influence them. And, yes, beautiful brains refer to the teenage brain. And, no, I have not been drinking nor have I become <officially> delusional because I agree that the teenage brain is beautiful … beautifully creative, insightful, sharp, inquisitive, non linear & fragmentally brilliant (among other things). Personally I love the way the teenage brain works and dealing with it.
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or struggle. therefore. Think about that for a second. But. while it may appear impossible to deal with it is at the same time a whetstone for our own adult brains. HUGH MACLEOD SOME FAVORITE LINKS “The Rest Is Still Unwritten” http://diamondkt. For even if we redirect & repurpose a teen thought it doesn’t stop moving …. And decipher.com Story People The Ad Contrarian The Lint Screen Trendwatching RECENT RAMBLINGS those darn Mayans crossfire hurricane … the Stones deer season цветы необычайной красоты & mashkawizii no mas OLDER STUFF open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd. You snooze you lose. it interacts with everything else that is going on in their brain and in an iterative fashion it begets additional brain activity.com/ A Life In Translation gapingvoid.Sure. And repurpose. And redirect. But think about what we “get” if we get involved with the intensely intricate beautiful brain. and … well … unjumble. Their brains force US to weave our way through a veritable hornet’s nest of thoughts & thinking to uncover some pretty insightful quick thinking sharp ideas. Or maybe it makes us move more quickly mentally then we typically are comfortable with. once again. It makes us work too hard. thinking & articulation skills (as well as our patience & character I imagine). So. And guide. teen brain Harvard magazine expansive and sometimes quite brilliantly random. Yeah. Beyond parenting … let’s focus on how the teen brain works and what it creates (beyond the obvious fairly maddening decisions) … because it is typically quick. And rejoice. Slow no go.com . But we don’t get to relax. We get the opportunity to jump in the middle while all that stuff is being jumbled in their head …. Pick your bad poetic poison. If I was a parent and had to deal with this inconsistent brain 24/7 I am sure I would have a different perspective (or at least it would be colored by that perspective).blogspot. And maybe that is why their brains are so maddening to us. this is where we fail. It hones us adults and sharpens our own logic. And maybe.
as with anyone <even adults> that has a negative effect on decision-making.Pick your bad poetic poison.nationalgeographic. The study shows that the brain doesn’t actually grow very much between 12 and 25. That means resources and energy in the brain are wasted as it tries to identify what to focus on … and. Anyway. distraction because of too much stimuli During this period the brain has a much better chance of being distracted by something … and by ‘something’ I mean ‘everything’. However during the teen years the brain undergoes extensive rewiring and restructuring (they suggest it is like having an electrician come in and do a complete rewiring job).com/2011/10/teenage-brains/dobbs-text/2 So. Research shows “there is simply too much going on in the brains of adolescents” for them to concentrate on the task at hand. There is too much stimuli. It’s just the way rewiring works. And the sheer volume of stimuli management is challenged in that they don’t have the experience to shut things out … or maybe better said … they don’t have an experience filter with which to prioritize the stimuli. well. Here is the fascinating National Geographic article about the science behind teenage brains trying to understand why they are what they are. It has already reached 90 percent of its full size by the time a person is six. This isn’t just me that find their brains beautiful. I guess it is just maddening. and … if you read between the lines (and think about it) you can see the small windows of opportunities of which if we glimpse them we can make massive impacts. It isn’t that a teen cannot focus … it is just sensory overload. The proof is that while their thinking may sometimes appear illogical that it is sharp thinking …. If you don’t get in and stay to play. National Geographic wrote an article (called Beautiful Brains) and actually did research. ( open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd. So.com . National Geographic Teenage Brains: Select Month LOOKING FOR SOMETHING? Search http://ngm.
If you buy that (risk versus reward) and the fact that psychologists have found that teenagers are about as adept as adults at recognizing the risks of dangerous behavior you have to begin understanding the role we adults play (and in fact the opportunity we have). but it’s not so much a loss as it is a honing.” While us old folk may not like to hear this but as as we grow older we lose brain (it shrinks). more grey matter means more room for mistakes and a sharp decline in efficiency. That honing is a double win for most adults. In fact. says Valerie F. The article does a nice job of pointing out that at some level and at some times (and it’s more the parent’s job to spot when to communicate … then the teen’s to ask for communication) a teen open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd. This beautiful brain is a massive network of neurons constantly assessing the costs and benefits of potential actions calculating the reward … how far they are willing to go to gain the reward (the risks) and making judgments in hundredths of a second. Reyna. A Cornell study also points out that while teens do a lot of irresponsible things (drinking & driving. drugs. It is easier for a teen to shift focus than to keep focus.com . sex. Less room for random distraction combined with more experienced stuff crammed into it. the Cornell study suggests they are more lik ely to ponder the risks. In National Geographic’s words … “In short.In the end it is an overwhelming combination of too much and an inability from lack of experience to manage. “It’s just that they often decide the benefits — the immediate gratification or peer acceptance — outweigh the risk s”. professor of human development at Cornell. take longer (about 170 milliseconds more) weighing the pros and cons of engaging in high-risk behavior than adults — and actually overestimate the risks. Our brains shrink. becoming more efficient. and (hopefully) less prone to distraction and what could be construed as stupid immature <inexperienced> mistakes. smoking) it is not because they think they are invulnerable or haven’t thought about the risks.
that is if we elect to do so. if not as capable. This last point is extremely important because: “a sort of crucial period of learning—the wiring is getting upgraded. If we miss this opportunity to assist simply because we judge a teen as “unable to make good decisions” or “immaturity” or <gasp> ADD … we are cheating them. We have an opportunity to help with the brain rewiring … actually ‘upgrade the wiring’ if you will …. I end (or close to the end) with that thought because I also found a whizbang interactive chart created by PBS on the teenage brain: http://www.pbs. it’s harder to change. Now. We lived those years and open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.” Douglas Fields. From twitter: ohteenquotes Clara Quiambao I would love to meet the teenage version of my parents. a NIH neuroscientist The teen is quite capable. The teen rightly perceives that he/she must understand not just her parents’ world but also the one she is entering. Don’t you? 25 minutes ago Am I asking us to be kids again? Nope.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/teenbrain/ Even if you don’t give two shits about the teenage brain it is still interesting.com . but once that’s done.recognizes that the parent can offer certain pearls of wisdom—knowledge valued not because it comes from parental authority but because it comes from the parent’s own struggles to learn how the world works. as an adult to make a decision … they just need assistance in assessing and sifting through the stimuli … and I imagine with some sort of prioritizing as they assess. This isn’t me … this is science telling us this. For the end.
about teens. brand ambassadors. It is children that give each of us some immortality. However … what I am suggesting is that we shouldn’t forget that we don’t have to be immature or foolishly act young … just interacting with children is how we return to our youth. business lessons. Oh. as adept as adults at recognizing the risk s of dangerous behavior. change tak es remark able effort. a global education k ids initiative. action and consequences. affecting organization thru actions. affecting people’s conflict behavior. beautiful expansive think ing teen brains. account management in ad agencies. change begins in the head. advertising. brilliantly random. broadcast. architects of fate. beautiful teen brains. actions today mak e who i am tomorrow. children and critical think ing. accepting social merits of social media. Business Thoughts. building character. brand. children are not k illing civilization. Almost everything that is great has been done by youth. be still in midst of activity.those experiences help make us who we are today. becoming more efficient. builders versus renovators. aiming high. children open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd. change forces prioritizing. brain has a much better chance of being distracted by something. Any span of years we may live will never make what we say or do immortal. articulation sk ills. a generation of concerned citizens. Tags: a generation finds a voice. beautiful brains. children read. chemistry.com . and remember these wise words from one who you would have to have assumed would have been a stodgy Brit … and 2 time Prime Minister in the 1800’s … Benjamin Disraeli: “Almost everything that is great has been done by youth. business. a teen thought doesn’t stop moving. agency. And with that thought we should all think of how we can help the beautiful brains … no matter how maddening they may seem at times. a net education platform. building a culture. beyond the obvious fairly maddening decisions. careful tweeting. beating the system. There really is no other way. alignment.” Smart guy for a Brit. character. art of staying. children out of school. beautiful brains refer to the teenage brain. aligning generational attitude and technology and consumer trends.
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