The development of the adolescent brain

Why are teenagers so moody? Pre-adolescent brain development In the two or three years leading up to puberty the brain develops millions of new neurons, particularly in the pre-frontal cortex (the area at the front of the brain) and the grey matter surrounding.  Just as with the young child, it is important that these new …

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The development of the brain

Regions of the brain Reptilian Complex Medulla Oblongata – Regulates bodily functions like pulse and breathing rates. Cerebellum – Controls balance and voluntary muscle movement. Pons – Connects both halves of your body to integrate movement like walking, running or swimming. Limbic System (Mammalian Brain) Thalamus – This is the area of the brain that …

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