Tommy’s dopamine was firing strong due to both the expectation and his teenage cockiness. It’s not always a cocky teen that makes a silly decision—emotionally centered decision-making changes with age.
Teens may engage in more risky behaviors because their brains are still maturing, and they are susceptible to being accepted by their peers.
Older adults can also make more risky decisions as prefrontal cortex function diminishes with age. Now that we’ve cleared up the mechanics of Tommy’s brain, Let’s take a more in-depth look to help you understand where it comes from and how it affects your life.Read more on lifehack.org