Baboon brains and teenage brains function on the same level
Baboon brains and teenage brains function on the same level in a lot of ways. Teenage brains are unique in that during that stage their frontal cortex matter actually decreases, which accounts for many of their behavior that seems otherwise inexplicable, such as acting more like simple animals than developed humans. Their emotions run closer to the surface and, as mentioned earlier, impulses are often followed instead of rationalized. Learning plays a big part in the brain developments of both species as well, with both teenagers and baboons using trial and error to become more rational and effective at managing situations.
So, at the end of the day, maybe teenagers and baboons really aren’t so different. After all, baboons do share 94% DNA with humans. Nonetheless, parents should just grit your teeth and take heart in knowing those animalistic years will pass!