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How does habituation affect the rise of risk-taking in teenagers? 07:12

Habituation can change a teen’s brain by altering their emotional levels, which causes greater risk taking. Emotions that were normally associated with risks are what prevented teens from taking risks. More exposure lessened the brain’s natural instincts of caution and fear. Due to the underdeveloped brain at this age, teenagers became more interested and enticed with thrill-seeking behaviors.

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