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During complex and demanding tasks, teens ________________. overload their frontal lobes overload their flocculonodular lobe distribute the workload evenly throughout the brain distribute the workload evenly between abducens nucleus and globose nucleus

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  • During complex and demanding tasks, teens distribute the workload evenly throughout the brain.¬† In¬†teenagers the prefrontal cortex is still developing and therefore they may rely on a part of the brain called the amygdala to make decisions and solve problems more than adults. The prefrontal cortex communicates with other sections of the brain through connections called the synapses.
  • Answer:

    The correct answer is: overload their frontal lobes.


    The frontal lobes are one of the four major brain lobes found in humans and are located at the front of each hemisphere. Frontal lobes are responsible for many important things, such as voluntary movement, numeracy skills, language and decision making.

    The frontal lobes start developing in childhood and keep maturing until early adulthood. Their front part, the prefrontal cortex, is the latest to develop and is responsible for controlling impulses - which explains why kids and teenagers are much more impulsive than adults.

    The flocculonodular lobe is in the cerebellum and is involved in moving the head and the eyes in order to maintain balance.

    The abducens nucleus (located in the brain stem) coordinates the movements of the two eyes, and the globose nucleus (located in the cerebellum) coordinates the connection between the cerebellum and the rest of the central nervous system.