Thursday, September 07, 2006

Before I Get Old

[posted by Callimachus]

Yes, some scientists actually got paid to do a study of why teenagers don't give a fuck about anything.

The area of the brain associated with higher-level thinking, empathy, and guilt is underused by teenagers, reports a new study. When considering an action, the teenage medial prefrontal cortex, located in front of the brain, just doesn't get as much action as adults.