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When is the brain fully developed?

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When is the brain fully developed?

Post Neon Knight on Sun 27 May - 10:56

https://mentalhealthdaily.com/2015/02/18/at-what-age-is-the-brain-fully-developed/ Quoting:

It is widely debated as to which age the brain is considered “fully mature” or developed. In the past, many experts believed that the brain may have been done developing in the mid to late teens. Then along came some evidence to suggest that development may last until at least age 20. These days, a consensus of neuroscientists agree that brain development likely persists until at least the mid-20s – possibly until the 30s.

The fact that our brains aren’t developed until the mid 20s means that “legal adults” (those age 18+) are allowed to make adult decisions, without fully mature brains.  Someone who is 18 may make riskier decisions than someone in their mid-20s in part due to lack of experience, but primarily due to an underdeveloped brain. All behaviors and experiences you endure until the age of 25 have potential to impact your developing brain . . .

What does the prefrontal cortex do?
There are a variety of functions for which the prefrontal cortex is responsible. Although significant development of the prefrontal region occurs during adolescence, experts argue that it continues until (at least) our mid 20s.

Attention
Complex planning
Decision making
Impulse control
Logical thinking
Organized thinking
Personality development
Risk management
Short-term memory

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