Sorry Guys, But Women’s Brains Mature Faster

A new study discovers brain networks reorganize their connections throughout life to improve efficiency. Investigators discovered the process begins earlier in girls, which may explain why they mature faster during the teenage years.

Newcastle University scientists studied individuals 40 and younger and found that the brain re-organizes connections throughout our life. Dr. Marcus Kaiser and Sol Lim found that while overall connections in the brain get streamlined, long-distance connections that are crucial for integrating information are preserved.