When is the brain considered fully developed?

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When is the brain considered fully developed?

Post by lazygorillas » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:10 pm

From a purely biological, or physiological point of view, at what age do scientists consider the brain to be "fully developed?"

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Post by Adz795 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:32 pm

The human brain fully develops by the age of six. After that the brain does not grow or develop though new neural circuits may form or break relating to the amount of learning that takes place or memories that form.

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Post by lazygorillas » Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:06 pm

ah thank you very much, that's what I was looking for.

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Post by JackBean » Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:43 pm

at 6? Really?
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.

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Re: When is the brain considered fully developed?

Post by Adz795 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:04 pm

Yeah, JackBean. Some statistics, on which I based my previous statement, say that complete brain development takes place by 6 years.

By one other statistics, the brain completes 80% development by six. Here it is: http://kidshub.pagezerobyjo.com/images/ ... _fig21.jpg

hhm... I am sorry lazygorillas, I am not quite sure which statistics to follow. I should have mentioned that earlier.

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