of something that parents everywhere have intuited since, well, the beginning of modern times – that adolescents haven’t quite figured out how to use their whole brain:

“It appears that early human ancestors grew up very much like today’s great apes – taking about 12 years to reach adulthood.

Modern humans on the other hand take much longer – up to 20 years.

The difference seems to allow us to learn how to use our bigger brains.”

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