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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:42 AM

4. science has determined that the brain is not fully developed til the age of 25. Personally,

I think the age of legal consent should be raised to that number. That we ask/demand of our Children to fight our wars is beyond sick.

Brain research shows that the human brain goes through a slow maturation process between ages 10 through 25. The emotional make-up of a child is generally fully developed by age five.
A Dartmouth College study reveals there is a significant shift in a person’s brain after age 18, when the individual is emerging into young adulthood.
The human brain reportedly becomes fully developed at age 25.
Prior to full brain development children exhibit the following behaviors more coincidentally vs. consistently:
• Decision making
• Use of appropriate judgment
• Rational thinking
• Integration of emotion & critical thinking
• Ability to think clearly about long-term outcomes that stem from behaviors
• Global thinking vs. self-centered thinking
more at link:
http://www.examiner.com/article/a-child-s-brain-fully-develops-by-age-25

Brain Development
Although the brain reaches its full adult weight by the age of 21, it continues to develop for several years. In fact, a study done by the National Institutes of Health found that the region of brain that inhibits risky behavior does not fully form until age 25. This is the final stage of brain development.
Read more: At What Age Is the Human Brain Fully Developed?
eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_6371486_age-human-brain-fully-developed_.html#ixzz2JkUcxPIO

plenty more links if needed may be provided if asked.

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