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True or false: The last part of the brain to develop is the brain's "executive...

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wanderista | TA , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted September 27, 2013 at 8:57 AM via web

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True or false: The last part of the brain to develop is the brain's "executive functions", ie. the areas that help you plan, set priorities, suppress impulses etc.

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shaunak2013 | Student, Graduate | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted October 8, 2013 at 5:10 PM (Answer #1)

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Yes, it is correct. The frontal lobe is indeed the last part of the brain to develop.  It organizes responses to complex problems, plans steps to an objective, searches memory for relevant experience, adapts strategies to accommodate new data, guides behavior with verbal skills and houses working memory. 

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