We've always knew that something was extremely weird on an adolescent brain. We have all been there (and suffered it!), and some of us have to interact with one on a daily basis. -I am talking about dealing with a biological teenager's brain, not with someone that's behaving like one but has long ago overcome his 20's. This is a complete different story, and an argument for a whole new post-.
It looks like the pre frontal cortex, which is the most recently evolved part of the human brain, where, adult behaviour seem to happen: long-term planning, executive function, impulse control, emotional regulation...is not being fully developed until your mid 20's.
Combine that with an unbridled overdose of hormones, and you have an explosive cocktail Molotov.
Want to know why? Research shows that this might occurs due to one of the cleverest things that brains ever evolved.
Want to know more? Keep reading. Robert Sapolsky explains it beautifully in ...