Why Do Girls Mature Quicker Than Boys?

Why Do Girls Mature Quicker Than Boys?

By on Dec 20, 2013 in for featured, Memes | 1 comment

New research out today from Newcastle University confirms that the process of brain connection re-organization starts earlier in girls than it does in boys. As the process begins early in the teenage years, this could account for why teenage girls mature far quicker than their male peers.

The image is adapted from the Newcastle University article.

The research abstract can be found here: ““Preferential Detachment During Human Brain Development: Age- and Sex-Specific Structural Connectivity in Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) Data” by Sol Lim; Cheol E. Han; Peter J. Uhlhaas; and Marcus Kaiser in Cerebral Cortex. Published online December 12 2013 doi:10.1093/cercor/bht333.


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  1. My teacher Mr. Moran always pulls out random pictures off of this website every day Monday through Friday as a new thing we learn every day…thnx whoever you are…And nice science jokes


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