Brain Development in Kids

Written by dad - 2 Comments

This is pretty interesting… A recent study suggests that “some of the brain’s basic building blocks for learning are nearing adult levels by age 11 or 12.” Of course, the portion of the brain responsible for things like impulse control and moral judgment doesn’t mature until sometime in the early 20s. After puberty, brain development slows and the focus changes to fine-tuning what is there as opposed to “installing new wiring.” If only we could speed up that impulse control and moral judgment bit!

[Source: CNN/Health]

Published on May 22nd, 2007 - 2 Comments
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  1. “Of course, the portion of the brain responsible for things like impulse control and moral judgment doesn’t mature until sometime in the early 20s.”

    Of course, in my brother-in-law’s case, it still hasn’t matured and he’s 35!!! ACK!

    Comment by Karen — May 23rd 2007 @ 1:18 pm
  2. I don’t think that impulse control or moral judgement should appear too early; how else will we make mistakes and have an opportunity to learn from them?

    Comment by Blaine Moore — May 24th 2007 @ 10:34 am

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