Most of us have seen it before. Maybe it was a neighborhood boy riding his bike down the middle of the road, or a group of girls performing stunts on the diving board at the local pool. Whatever the circumstance, it’s fairly common knowledge that young people don’t always make the best decisions. In fact, it’s a topic we’ve written about here on EBL. But given the stakes, it’s one worth revisiting.
Earlier this month, Cornell professor Valerie Reyna — an expert in decision-making — was featured in a new video on the topic. In it, Reyna explains the science behind decision-making in adolescents, as well as how the neuroscience of decision-making plays a role in other areas of our lives including health care and memory.
It’s certainly worth a watch!