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As I mentioned in my comment, I would be less likely to blame this on brain chemistry and more likely to blame it on lack of experience. While I have not reviewed the research, it would be very difficult to isolate a mental development pattern from all the other confounding variables of young drivers. First, driving is inherently a procedural task. It ...


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The most important reason for this is the risk behavior described by Sydney Maples. In addition, young adolescents simply do not have as much experience as older people - they just recently got their license. They have less practical exercise and less experience about dealing with any specific challenge. They also might be curious and try out behavior that ...


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Research shows that teenagers are not any less capable at driving, per se, but that the adolescent brain undergoes a period of neural changes that often lends itself to risk-seeking behavior. From Somerville et. al (2010): In adolescence, there is a heightened propensity to engage in risky behaviors that can lead to negative outcomes, including substance ...



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