Teens' intellect increases as their brains work faster

09/29/2011 | United Press International

Researchers analyzed data on 6,969 teens ages 13 to 17 in the 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth and found that older teens outperformed younger teens on 12 intelligence and mental speed tests. The researchers found that the increase in intelligence could be explained by the rise in brain processing speed during adolescence. The study was published in Psychological Science.

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