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    Human brain is not fully developed till after early 20s

    Scientific American magazine august/september 2006

    By age five or six, a child's brain is 90 percent the size of an adult's, and for a long time scientists thought that the organ's significant structural growth ended by around 12 years old. Recent research, however, shows that an adolescent's brain makes dynamic changes around that age as well as during all of the teen years. As Leslie Sabbagh explains in our cover story, areas involved in planning and decision making experience a spurt of growth at 11 or 12 years and then undergo pruning and reorganization through the early 20s.

    That is why, when faced with complex choices under time pressure, the immature cognitive systems can overload, sometimes with catastrophic results. "It's not just that one thing goes wrong," a frustrated parent of two teenagers recently groused to me. "It's that an astonishing chain of bad decisions can occur at the same time." While parents wait for nature to take its corrective course, at least they can take comfort in knowing that sheer rebelliousness is not solely to blame.


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    Re: Human brain is not fully developed till after early 20s

    good reason not to do certain dangerous drugs until after brain development has ceased
    cool article.

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    Re: Human brain is not fully developed till after early 20s

    Cool article, thank you. It helps highlight how important that particular age is in ones educational life.
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    Re: Human brain is not fully developed till after early 20s

    That definetely explain why teens and young men carry with mental problem as result of drugs and alcohol addictions, while it's less probably when the addiction starts in their 30s or in their 40s.

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    Re: Human brain is not fully developed till after early 20s

    Or imagine doing Psilocybin Mushrooms and LSD and making excellent connections making you a more productive member of the greater whole, rather than watching TV.

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    Sv: Re: Human brain is not fully developed till after early 20s

    I'd also say it's really important in knowing when to use anti depressants for teens, how to deal with their mental problems & depressions etc.

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