We’ve heard a lot about the “teen brain” lately. This research by physicians at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, intrigued me. Apparently, at least in animal research, adolescent brains do not recover from chemical use as quickly as adult brains. Human neurons also communicate via chemicals. So the doctors have been traveling to different venues with their message, that “…what you did on the weekend is still with you during that test on Thursday. You’ve been trying to study with a self-induced learning disability.”
This article also points to a few other tips for increasing your teen brain’s power, mentioning effects of exercise and multi-tasking.