According to Science, Men Don’t Mature Until They’re Over 40

What science says

A study conducted by the University of Oxford explained that the maturation of the human brain is distinguished by a prolonged development of functional and structural network properties which extends into adulthood. This research had the objective of discovering which features transform during maturation and which ones remain the same. Scientists examined the brain of 121 participants between the ages of 4 and 40 years old through brain imaging. They also tracked the changes in the different functions while taking into account the age and gender of the participants.

Men mature later in life.

The results of this experiment revealed that although the brains of both men and women end up developing the same capabilities to operate in daily life, men often show a delay in the prolonged development of functional networks compared to women. Ladies, however, show a more premature deterioration of these networks. This is why it’s said that men mature later in life than women.

The female brain is more efficient.

On top of what has been reported above, there’s even more data that confirms the greater efficiency of the female brain. Eduardo Calixto, a professor of physiology and pharmacology on the Faculty of Medicine at UNAM, explained in a recent publication that although the brains of men are larger than those of women, the female one presents greater efficiency. For example, it shows better memory, more neural connections, and a detailed perception of color and flavor. Calixto said that all of this has hormonal origins.

Thanks to science, we can now say with confidence that women and men’s brains function differently, which explains the variations in behavior and degree of emotional maturity in people.

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