Nov 04, 2010 · Although the brain is 80 percent developed at adolescence, new research indicates that brain signals essential for motor skills and emotional maturity are the last to extend to the brain’s frontal lobe, which is responsible for many of the skills essential for driving. This research suggests that emotional immaturity, not inexperience, is the primary reason that teenage drivers are 4.4/5(8). Jan 20, 2017 · One of the topics we touch on in our parents of teen drivers class is the development of the adolescent brain. I recently attended a Parent University Class that is offered through the Mesa School District and is free to anyone who wants to attend. It is a four part series and parents are welcome to come to any or all of the classes. See below for information.Author: Maria Wojtczak.
Dr. Gian Beeli showed in a study published in Behavioral Brain Functions in August 2008 that this area reaches its full maturity when a person is about 20 years old. This slow maturity rate might explain some of the needless risks teenagers take while driving. Brain functions while driving. STUDY. Flashcards. Learn. Write. Spell. Test. PLAY. Match. Gravity. Created by. flarefission. Terms in this set (16) cerebellum. allows me to use my hands to turn right or left. Medulla. allows me to breathe and have a steady heart rate while i'm focused on .
Aug 06, 2008 · Driving a car is a complex task requiring coordinated functioning of distributed brain regions. Controlled and safe driving depends on the integrity of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), a brain region, which has been shown to mature in late adolescence. In this study, driving performance of twenty-four male participants was tested in a high-end driving simulator before and Cited by: 73. Teen driving behaviors intrigue me. These young drivers are intelligent, alert and highly capable in handling difficult challenges while playing sports. Not only that, same teenagers excel at school. Of course, they know how to follow a healthy regimen. Despite all that, at times they are very unpredictable.