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Teen Brain

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Meg Long

on 16 March 2017

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Transcript of Teen Brain

Teen Brain
Brain Growth Pattern
Brain Stem
Cerebellum
Amygdala
Basal Ganglia
Corpus Callosum
Pre-Frontal Cortex
Use It or Lose It
Two Major Developmental Spurts

One takes place in the womb
The second occurs through adolescence

Maturity Gap
Alcohol Effect Pattern
Depresses the behavioral inhibitory centers – You become more talkative, more self-confident and less socially inhibited.
Slows down the processing of information from the senses – You have trouble seeing, hearing, smelling, touching and tasting; also, the threshold for pain is raised.
PRE-FRONTAL CORTEX
CORPUS CALLOSUM
Inhibits thought processes – You do not use good judgment or think clearly.

AMYGDALA
The Amygdala is part of the Limbic System which controls emotions and memory. You experience exaggerated states of emotion (anger, aggressiveness, withdrawal) and memory loss.

CEREBELLUM
When alcohol affects the Cerebellum, your muscle movements become uncoordinated.

BRAIN STEM
When alcohol affects the brain stem, you will start to feel sleepy and with increased alcohol use, it can lead to unconsciousness.

What Is Your Risk?
Social Consequences
Health Consequences
Concern for Friends
QUIZ
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