TECH People don't become 'adults' until their 30s, British scientists say


People don't become 'adults' until their 30s, British scientists say

By Yu Kaili | People's Daily app

17:37, March 27, 2019

People don't become fully "adult" until they're in their 30s, UK scientists recently announced, BBC reported, saying that European brain research shows that there are new nerve cells growing in healthy brains even when people are in their 90s.


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"What we're really saying is that to have a definition of when you move from childhood to adulthood looks increasingly absurd. It's a much more nuanced transition that takes place over three decades," said Professor Peter Jones of Cambridge University at a latest meeting of the Academy of Medical Sciences at Oxford.

His research shows that the human brain undergoes great changes until the age of 18, and is prone to the influence of mental disorders after 20, which will be solved around 30.

The brain has its own "development schedule", and the degree of its maturity will impact on human behavior and psychological conditions. If a mature brain doesn't exist, the control over one's emotions and the ability to communicate with others will need enhancement. To some extent, this fact means "no adult".

Compared to the late maturity of the brain, the senescence period also comes late. Relevant research was published in British journal Nature Medicine on 25th.

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