Thrill-seeking teens have a better memory than adults: The part of the brain that creates daredevils helps adolescents learn
Teenagers can often be portrayed as irresponsible individuals, seeking short-term satisfaction without regard for the consequences.
But a new study shows adolescents' love for instant gratification can actually help improve their memory.
The researchers found teenagers were better at a picture-based learning game than adults when positive reinforcement was involved, and they argue this sensitivity to reward could be part of an evolutionary adaptation to learn from their environment.
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