Brain only fully ‘matures’ in middle age, claims neuroscientist

“Brain scans have shown that prefrontal cortex – the area just behind your forehead – continues to change shape in your 30s and 40s.”

“It is the part of the brain that is involved in high cognitive function such as decision making, planning and social behaviour. It is also to do with understanding other people.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8204782/Brain-only-fully-matures-in-middle-age-claims-neuroscientist.html

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