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Emerging adulthood: A theory of development from the late teens through the twenties

Emerging adulthood is proposed as a new conception of development for the period from the late teens through the twenties, with a focus on ages 18–25. A theoretical background is presented. Then evidence is provided to support the idea that … Continue reading

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Brain – From Developing to Aging

Neurons develop through delicate and carefully choreographed processes that take place while an embryo grows. Signaling molecules “turn on” certain genes and “turn off ” others, initiating the formation of immature nerve cells. During the next stage — cell division also called proliferation — the pool of early-stage brain … Continue reading

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Young people with older friends can help reduce agism

Young people are less likely to be ageist when their friends have friendships with older adults, research led by psychologists at the University of Kent has shown. Even when young adults have no social contact with older adults in their everyday … Continue reading

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Premature Birth Linked to Older ‘Brain Age’ in Adulthood

Neuroimaging study, conducted by King’s College London researchers, reveals accelerated brain aging during adulthood for those born very prematurely. Researchers noted those born preterms tended to have smaller global gray matter volume and some brain structure changes in areas associated … Continue reading

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Plant Compounds Boost Brain Function in Older People

According to a new study, carotenoids may be able to boost brain function in older adults. The same compounds that give plants and vegetables their vibrant colors might be able to bolster brain functioning in older adults, according to a … Continue reading

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