• Question: How does your brain know to function once you are born?

    Asked by anon-361754 on 30 Mar 2023.
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      Eileen Xu answered on 30 Mar 2023:

      This is really interesting because compared to a lot of the animal kingdom, our brains actually take a long time to mature! Some brain functions start in the womb – older parts like your brainstem and cerebellum. But the “thinking” parts of our brains are still developing up until the age of potentially 25!