Increased striatal activity in adolescence benefits learning
Heightened activation of the striatum that adolescents show in response to reward is often associated with risk-taking and negative health consequences. This article in Nature Communications investigates a potential positive side of this heightened activation. It shows that the activity peak in late adolescence is associated with better feedback learning, both concurrently and two years later.
- Sabine Peters en Eveline Crone
- 19 December 2017
- Nature Communications, 8 (2017), 1983