Scientists at Newcastle University in the UK have discovered that girls tend to optimize brain connections earlier than boys. The researchers conclude that this may explain why females generally mature faster in certain cognitive and emotional areas than males during childhood and adolescence. The new study was published December 19, 2013 in Cerebral Cortex. (Psychology today) This is what happens to the brain during childhood; many neuron connections are formed are there is a tremendous amount of creation of synapses between neurons, much more than any other period in life. The during adolescence the brain makes these connections more specialized and thus follows a period of synapse pruning, which is optimizing the brain connections. It appears that women enter this phase of pruning earlier than males, maybe because they are weaker and smaller in stature so their brain must optimize before a mans.
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They PHYSICALLY mature faster than boys. It has to do with puberty. Mentally and emotionally, they mature at exactly the same rate as boys.
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