Brain and Behavior

Frontal Control of the Limbic System

Does an immature frontal lobe mean poor emotional regulation?

As the frontal lobe is the last to develop across childhood, and in fact is not fully developed until adulthood, emotional control also does not fully mature until adulthood. This is intuitively obvious if we think of the relative emotional immaturity of children and even adolescents.


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