Recent research into how the brain develops suggests that people are better equipped to make major life decisions in their late 20s than earlier in the decade. It turns out that the brain is still evolving into its adult shape well into a our 30’s, getting rid of unused connections and strengthening those that remain. The front part of the brain, called the prefrontal cortex, is one of the last brain regions to mature. This is the area responsible for planning, prioritizing and controlling impulses.
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