Unlocking the Mysteries: Unveiling the Dynamic Speed of Brain Communication


Researchers from Mayo Clinic and the Netherlands have discovered that the speed of information transmission among different regions of the brain continues to increase into early adulthood, contrary to the previous belief that it stabilizes during early adolescence. By measuring response delays in connected brain regions, the researchers found that transmission speeds in the human brain increase throughout childhood and plateau around 30 to 40 years of age. This ongoing research may lead to the development of targeted therapies for disorders like anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorders by identifying critical periods of brain development and optimizing treatment approaches accordingly.

Source: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-023-01272-0

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