September 26, 2012
Fifteen years ago it was assumed that the majority of brain development occurs in the first few years of life. But advances in brain imaging, such as magnetic resonance images (MRIs), have enabled neurosciences to track changes in brain structure and function.
The brain continues to develop into the 20s and 30s. “Puberty” — sociologically speaking — ends when people find a stable, independent role in society (whenever that is).