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Delayed Development: Blame the 20-Something Brain

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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.

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Neuroscience and Moral Responsibility

Neuroscience and Moral Responsibility | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

"ARE you responsible for your behavior if your brain “made you do it”?

Often we think not. For example, research now suggests that the brain’s frontal lobes, which are crucial for self-control, are not yet mature in adolescents. This finding has helped shape attitudes about whether young people are fully responsible for their actions. In 2005, when the Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty for juveniles was unconstitutional, its decision explicitly took into consideration that “parts of the brain involved in behavior control continue to mature through late adolescence.”


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