The adolescent brain: Hungry for knowledge & experience

Updated: Apr 22


The adolescent brain is continually hungry for new experiences and forming structural connections. Since the brain has a craving for information and heightened sensitivity for new skills, adolescents need to have positive outlets to pursue new experiences actively. When considering risk-taking behaviors, positive risk-taking opportunities must be available, such as trying out for an extracurricular activity or taking on new responsibilities.


Source: Center for the Developing Adolescent: https://developingadolescent.org/topics/item/facts-about-the-developing-adolescent-brain

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