Does the human brain stop growing

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Well in terms of size it stops growing earlier than that. But it keeps changing throughout life. All learning is brain change, everything that you experience changes your brain.

The number 25 comes from the fact that development (I guess myelination is the metric they use) of the last cortical area, the prefrontal cortex (PFC), finishes at about 25. The PFC is the last area to develop because it is at the top of a hierarchy, it holds our most abstract representations and thoughts that require the lower areas to develop first so that it can integrate their output.

Even so myelination is quite a crude measure. Development to set up mature circuits in the PFC (synaptic weight changes) continues for much longer as you work out the dynamics of abstract things like human relationships. I don't think I became a full adult until about 40.

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When does the human brain stop growing?

I have read that the human brain stops growing at age 15. The brain still continues to produce new brain cells. on!

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At what age does the human brain stop growing?

In the Name of Allah, the Benificent, the Merciful
Accoding to my personal understanding to my religion (Islam) there is a part of the Quran talking about some thing like this...! And i think its the answer of this question.
It stop qrowing at age 40 yrs.
Recently i have heard that there is new paper written by Prof. G Bartsokis ( i am not sure how to spell the name ) he reported that the brain stop growing at age of 48yrs.
I do not realy care which age stop growing . i just care about what we can do trought our life.
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Naser
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