How does the brain change in adolescence?
A lot changes during adolescence, and the brain is no exception. There are 3 main processes are supposed to occur during adolescence:
- New brain connections are created.
- Some connections are no longer needed. These connections are destroyed.
- Make neural transmissions faster, which increases the ‘speed’ of thinking.
These 3 processes all aim to make the brain more efficient.
Below is a MRI scan of a typical brain.