News Release: Faculty Experts, Research

Sep. 4,  2009

Surprising Find on Brains of Risky Teens

News Article ImageStudy focused on white matter of teens' brains.

Many have attributed the risky behavior of some teenagers to immature brain development. But a new study by Emory neuroscientists seems to turn that theory on its head.

“What we found is that teenagers who engaged in high-risk activities had more mature brains than their conservative peers,” said Greg Berns, director of Emory’s Center for Neuropolicy.

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