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Elements S1 • E39

Are You Under 24? Science Says You Still Have the Brain of a Teen

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Published on Apr 7, 2018

Our brains continue developing into our 20s, yet society considers us adults at 18. When are we really adults, according to science?

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Why Are Human Babies So Helpless?
https://www.livescience.com/54605-why...
“Some animals come into this world more self-sufficient than others. Many can fend for themselves without any parental supervision almost immediately — picture baby sea turtles hatching on the sand and then somehow finding their way to the ocean. Human babies, however, are a different story.”

Is 25 the new cut-off point for adulthood?
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-2417...
"The idea that suddenly at 18 you're an adult just doesn't quite ring true," says child psychologist Laverne Antrobus, who works at London's Tavistock Clinic. "My experience of young people is that they still need quite a considerable amount of support and help beyond that age."

When does human brain development end? Evidence of corpus callosum growth up to adulthood
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8...
"To locate structural changes in the brain accounting for the increasing effectiveness in cognition and skills that occurs at the final stage of behavioral development, we attempted to determine the age at which the corpus callosum completes its active growth period."

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