Posted by: Alexandre Borovik | September 23, 2011

Some brain wiring continues to develop well into our 20s

This could have intersting implications for education theory:

The research results revealed that young adult brains were continuing to develop wiring to the frontal lobe; tracts responsible for complex cognitive tasks such as inhibition, high-level functioning and attention. The researchers speculated in their article that this may be due to a plethora of life experiences in young adulthood such as pursing post-secondary education, starting a career, independence and developing new social and family relationships.

See http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-09/uoaf-bct092211.php

 

With thanks to Thomas Riepe.

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