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There isn't a more profound scene in the film Inside Out than the death of Bing Bong, Riley’s imaginary friend. As the main character approaches her 12th birthday, her brain is beginning to develop in ways that leave her imagination behind. This is the time when children between the ages of 10 and 14 begin dying to their childhoods to be born into their adolescence.
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Desautels, Lori, "The Adolescent Brain: Leaving Childhood Behind" (2016). Scholarship and Professional Work – Education. 93.