You may have heard that in teenagers, the “rational” brain develops later than the “emotional” one. A lot of the talk about teenagers is how that combination can be dangerous —leading to risky behaviour. But we shouldn’t focus on the downside, researchers say. This same quality leads teenagers to excel in creativity, lead social movements, and more. What is going on in the teenage brain and how can we tap into it for better outcomes?

More about it in The Washington Post: “What teenage brains can teach us about thinking creatively”