Identity and Emotion are Central To Motivating the Teen Brain

New evidence shows that the window for formative brain development continues into the onset of puberty, between ages 9 and 13, and likely through the teenage years, according to Ronald Dahl, professor of community health and human development at the University of California, Berkeley. Dahl spoke at a recent Education Writers Association seminar on motivation and engagement… More at KQED.

Fascinating stuff.

One thought on “Identity and Emotion are Central To Motivating the Teen Brain

  1. Honestly I think Identity (esp. in a group sense) and Emotion are what powers most people’s brains in ways we don’t like to admit.

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