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Mind Science Foundation Expert Reveals the Science Behind the Teen Brain
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Mind Science Foundation Expert Reveals the Science Behind the Teen Brain

Why do teenagers make bad choices?If you have ever parented, taught, or mentored teenagers, you may have wondered why their thought processes can be so different from adults. The reasons stem from how the adolescent brain develops.The Mind Science Foundation has asked Abigail Baird, professor of psychological science on the Arnhold Family Chair at Vassar College to discuss the teenaged brain and its neurological growth spurt in adolescence that shapes how we process and consolidate our life experiences.She will speak May 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Pearl Stable; tickets are available here.Baird’s research focuses on the biological basis of adolescent brain development and how it shapes behavior. Her work examines how social, emotional, cognitive, and brain-based factors drive how ado...