Friday, May 20, 2005

Cognitive Development in Teens

Teen's ability to multi-task develops late in adolescence or Why Teens are Lousy at Chores!

"Parents of teenagers frustrated by their children's inability to focus on more than one thing at a time can take hope: a new study from researchers at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis finds behavioral evidence that the part of the brain responsible for the ability to multi-task continues to develop until late adolescence."


A large percentage of my students are coming into their teen years and it has been fascinating to watch their cognitive and emotional fluctuations.

Through observation, I hope to gain more insight into the adolescent mind.