Social change shows up in preteen brainbrain regionsJennifer H. Pfeifersocial statusthe University of Oregon
“Neural changes in the social domain were more robust,” says Jennifer H. Pfeifer of the University of Oregon. “Increased responses in this one region of the brain from age 10 to 13 were very evident in social self-evaluations, but not academic ones. This pattern is consistent with the enormous importance that most children entering adolescence place on their peer relationships and social status, compared to the relatively diminished value often associated with academics during this transition.”
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