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Adventure as Education: Maturing the Prefrontal Cortex with the Power of Travel for Better Decision-Making

Adolescence is a pivotal stage in human development characterized by numerous physical, psychological, and cognitive changes. One of the most intriguing aspects of this period is the biology of decision-making, especially the role of the prefrontal cortex, the region responsible for complex, higher-order thinking and executive functions. In recent years, there has been a growing […]

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The Teenage Brain: Wired for Risk and the Biology of Decision-Making

When you recall your teenage years, you may often remember the whirlwind of emotions, the bold decisions, and sometimes the reckless actions you took. For many, these memories are a mixed bag of exciting adventures and cringe-worthy moments. This distinctive behavior, characterized by a penchant for risk-taking, isn’t just teenage rebelliousness. In fact, it’s deeply

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