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May 12, 2006

time for a brain scan?

I'm reading one of my favorite student's essays. She's writing about the hazards of teen driving, actually, the hazards of teen drivers. One of her points of evidence is underdevelopment of the cognitive mechanism for impulse control, the "dorsal lateral prefrontal cortex, the so-called executive branch of the brain that weighs risks.” Maybe I take so many risks because my dorsal lateral prefrontal cortex never fully matured? :-o

Posted by Steph at May 12, 2006 9:04 PM


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