I've said it before and I'll say it again and this time, there's research to back it up! New research published in the journal Cerebral Cortex found that girls' brains march through the reorganization and pruning typical of normal brain development earlier than boys' brains do. The translataion? Girls' brains are doing the same things as boys' brains — only faster. Does that make us cooler or what? Anyway, for the study, people aged 4 to 40 were scanned using MRIs and scientists documented the ebb and flow of new neural connections.
Girls really do mature quicker than boys, scientists find - Telegraph
Now scientists may have established why. The study focused on white matter, a key tissue which includes the axons — brain cell elongations that carry signals between different brain areas. The development of white matter in young people is closely associated with gains in cognitive function — or brain power — prompting the team at Pittsburgh University to wonder if there could be differences between males and females. Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access. Already a member? Log in.
Girls Don’t Mature Faster Than Boys, We Just Live in a Misogynistic World
For the past 50 years, researchers have known that girls who get their periods earlier than their peers are more psychologically vulnerable as teenagers. They have more frequent and severe mental health problems, from depression to anxiety, eating disorders, delinquency, substance abuse and failing or dropping out of school. But next to nothing was known about how long those problems last.
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