Innovation Driven by a Reckless, Young Brain!
Why do we do reckless things when we’re young?
It’s appears to be a problem with our brains. Our brains with little experience learn the know-hows of life through danger.
Actually, it’s not just humans that love danger, but young creatures as well.
Young bats fly toward their natural enemy, the owl in search of thrills.
According to researchers, the behavior of young individuals approaching danger rather than fleeing is called “anti-predator behavior.”
The brain (prefrontal cortex) doesn’t mature into making calm judgements until you reach your 20s. Actually, the older you get and the more experiences you encounter, the prefrontal cortex matures into a risk-free brain. Experiences help reduce risk and help you live longer, but you cannot innovate because you are less sensitive and less imaginative.
But thinking about this, makes me unable to jump! Here goes nothing!
Impulse Inherited from Ancestors? Young, Risky Behavior May Be Survival Instinct. (Japanese)