David Thorpe, ‘Adolescent Negligence, “Obvious Risk” and Recent Developments in Neuroscience’

Abstract:
Recent neuroscience research reveals that the human brain undergoes structural changes at the onset of puberty which predispose adolescents to physical risk-taking that in certain circumstances is difficult, if not impossible, to control. The implications of this research in respect to negligence under state civil liability legislation are considered in this article.

Thorpe, David, Adolescent Negligence, ‘Obvious Risk’ and Recent Developments in Neuroscience (January 1, 2014). Torts Law Journal, Volume 21, Number 3 (2014).

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