Reflection This week, our biology class had two guest speakers come visit us and explain what they're researching about. I found the two guest speakers to be really interesting, they were enthusiastic and got my hooked. Their main focus topic was about adolescence. Which is the stage where puberty occurs. “Our brain is still cooking.” Teenagers still need to develop the part of the brain used for organization and decision making; which is located in the front of the brain. This happens because as we get start to develop, we go from the back to the front.
The speaker had an example, teenagers usually do a lot of things that they regret; all because the brain isn't fully developed. I can relate to her statement a lot; the incident happened in eighth grade. I was in my Engineering & Design class, and we had to work on our constellation night light. I was running around the class and jumping on tables because I was really hyper during that time. Then I decided to start putting my hands on the table and start jumping to see how high I could get. After a couple attempts, I hear a loud thump. I look down towards my shin, and I see a gigantic gap; maybe around one inch. “Ah shit, not again.” I got sent to the nurse's office to wait for my dad to pick me up; and I was regretting my decision so bad. You could blame that because I was acting stupid and careless, but now I can say, it was because my brain was still cooking.