Brain only fully ‘matures’ in middle age, claims neuroscientist
You might think that you become fully matur when you turn 21 but new research suggests that your brain does not stop developing until your late 40s.
Scientists used to believe that your brain stopped physically evolving in early childhood but new research has shown that keeps changing well into middle age.
Brain scans have shown that prefrontal cortex – the area just behind your forehead – continues to change shape in your 30s and 40s.
The discovery is particularly significant as the prefrontal cortex is a key area of the brain and is often thought said to be key to what makes us human.