What motivates adolescents? Neural responses to rewards and their influence on adolescents’ risk taking, learning, and cognitive control

Authors: Anna C.K. van Duijvenvoorde, Sabine Peters, Barbara R. Braams, and Eveline A. Crone

Journal: Neuroscience and Behavioral Reviews

In this review, van Duijvenvoorde and colleagues summarize both the positive and negative behavioral trajectories that can result from neurodevelopmental changes in reward processing. They highlight both the adaptive and maladaptive outcomes associated with this shift in motivation and identify new important areas of research to help us understand these divergent behavioral spirals.

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