People don't become 'adults' until their 30s, say scientists
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[–]SundogsPlace[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 11 months ago (2 children)
The brain doesn't fully develop until around 30ish; it's a fact. Now what I find interesting is Nancy Pelosi wanting to lower the voting age to 16, while Beto, and AOC are pushing for the New Green Deal. They keep saying we only have 12 years left.
Think about how old you would be at half your given age now. I'm sure most thinking adults, would at least be '15' at this point. Some adult thoughts, and adult responsibilities are maybe kicking in by that age; giving a track record to reflect back on in regards to adult topics.
Apply this same concept to any 16 year old; their half life span would put them at 8 years old. At their current age of 16, they're now 'budding young adults', but literally don't have on average the same life experiences, and duration obviously as someone older. Life experiences, and duration are what shape us, they give us the ability to reason through different choices based there on.
So we've got an entire agenda attempting to water down the closest thing to an informed vote; via fear mongering, and manipulation of a targeted group-children; whoo hoo!
[–]Farseli 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 11 months ago (1 child)
Fortnite winning Game of the Year awards is why we don't let kids vote.
And yeah, the prefrontal cortex isn't done until mid 20's last I saw in a peer-reviewed paper. Frustrating that this article doesn't link to any and instead just has quotes from people (and nothing linked).
Both it and the amygdala are used in decision making, but the amygdala is picking up the slack while the prefrontal cortex is undergoing "renovations". That's an issue since the amygdala is good at emotional reasoning and not much else.
Once the prefrontal cortex is finished developing it takes on a larger role in decision making (though the amygdala is still involved).
[–]SundogsPlace[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 11 months ago (0 children)
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