Case Study: When is Your Brain Fully Developed?
Do You Know the Actual Working of Your Brain?
Since childhood, we have been familiar with the term ‘human brain’. This depicts a rough idea that a human brain is situated at the topmost of a human body.
A human brain is the command centre for the nervous system of the human anatomy. The basic structure of the human brain is same as other mammals, but comparatively, the brain to the body ratio for a human is larger.
It weighs about 1.5 kilograms and constitutes only two percent of the whole body weight. The cerebrum is the largest part of the brain. The constituents of the human brain are nerve cells forming the grey matter, and the axons and dendrites forming the white matter, with trillions of connections or the synapses. In short, the human brain is a very complex system to study about.
Neuroscience is one of the branches of science dealing with the compilation of neurons in a complicated fashion. It is the controller of the whole human body, from thinking to acting even to sleep. That is why it is called the central nervous system or the CNS of the anatomy.
The brain is the developing part of the body to a certain extent. The human brain develops its maximum potential once after the birth process.
The Maximum Development of the Human Brain
By research, brain development is the most crucial factor between the ages of three to five. This is the time when the child acquires its thinking capacity; memory, action and reaction understanding, and several other reasoning courses. During this period,
During this period, the brain develops the fastest and the strongest. Though, the development is not complete, but ninety percent of the brain develops till then. Hence, it is essential to keep your brain healthy: physically as well as mentally.
The brain has different sections, coordinating different parts of the body. This prevents the confusion between your body adjustments and further the coordination of several functions together at the same time.
The Complete Development of Human Brain
Now, this has been a widely debated topic: when does the human brain develop fully or rather when does it acquire ‘complete maturation’?
Previously, it was believed that the actual development happens at the age of twenty, and that led to the introduction of ‘legal adults’. But, the recent researchers have found that the humans attain their complete maturity at the age of twenty-five years, scientifically. Also, by this age, the humans begin using their prefrontal cortex as the main operational part, unlike the childhood.
The prefrontal cortex is responsible for certain functions.
The attentiveness or the capability to focus well on a particular subject, the complex planning or the multiple functioning at one time, and the impulse or the urge to do something even if it is wrong, are few major roles of the prefrontal cortex. These regions become developed by the age of twenty-five.
The age gap between twenty to twenty-five years is the checkpoint of complete maturation, varying from person to person.
Promote Your Brain Development
Now that you realize how important brain development is for you; you have to start working on how to promote a healthy and developed brain. This can be carried out by receiving proper education.
Also, cognitive development can be increased by exercising your IQ or the intelligence quotient, or by memory boosting activities. Regular meditation helps in brain development. Provide a healthy lifestyle to your brain to receive good results in future.
According to you, how to improve the potential of human brain? Do you think it’s an easy process? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.