But the brain still needs a lot of remodelling before it can function as an adult brain. Some brain changes happen before puberty, and some continue long after. Brain change depends on age, experience and hormonal changes in puberty. At the same time, other connections are strengthened.
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CNN -- My son had barely taken his first breath when the people in the hospital started telling me how lucky I was. Not because he was healthy, mind you, but because he was a he. Did you know boys are more likely to drop out of high school than girls? Or that there are more female college students than male?
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Recently, we explored how wealthy parents give their kids a giant advantage , simply by raising them in more privileged neighborhoods. Others bemoaned wealth segregation. OK, fair enough.
Around the age of 11 or 12, children learn to think about abstract concepts. They complete what Piaget termed the concrete operational period and enter the formal operation period. The hallmark achievements of concrete operations is that children display logical thinking, can seriate arrange in a series without trial and error, are able to conserve number, mass, and volume, and demonstrate a more strategic and methodical approach to problems. During the formal operations period, which continues into adulthood, children develop logical thought, deductive reasoning abilities, and improved memory and executive function skills.