The Five Ages of the Brain
A special feature over at New Scientist called The Five Ages of the Brain is an interesting (and readable) survey of human brain capability and functional change during the following formative stages: gestation, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age.
Throughout life our brains undergo more changes than any other part of the body. These can be broadly divided into five stages, each profoundly affecting our abilities and behaviour.
But we are not just passengers in this process, so how can we get the best out of our brains at every stage and pass the best possible organ on to the next?