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Brain Maturity Extends Well Beyond Teen Years

Brain Maturity Extends Well Beyond Teen Years

Aamodt, Sandra, Neuroscientist, Interview by Tony Cox, Journalist. October 10,2011,

“Under most laws, young people are recognized as adults at age 18. But emerging science about brain development suggests that most people don’t reach full maturity until the age 25. Guest host Tony Cox discusses the research and its implications with Sandra Aamodt, neuroscientist and co-author of the book Welcome to Your Child’s Brain.”

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Keywords: 18, 25, adulthood, adolescent.