Growing up wasn’t fun for any of us. I suspect that we all had at least something in common feelings wise when we were teenagers, no matter what that was. It should be no surprise that during these years, our brain activity is in a full swing, switching emotions and thought processes continuously. In a new write up by Neuroscience News, they address a recent study focused on active emotion regulation while their brain activity was monitored.
- The teenage years typically encompass a wide array of emotionally challenging scenarios brought on by extreme shifts in physical, mental and social horizons for the individuals traversing them.
- These events generally require emotional dexterity to navigate successfully, a dexterity often lacking in adolescents.
- One study of 60 adolescent females showed dampened activity in the prefrontal cortex and the temporal cortex in those subjects with conduct disorders.
“Half of the group had previously been diagnosed with conduct disorder, while the other half showed typical social development for their age.”