Here are the ages your brain matures at everything

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Neuroscientists are confirming what car rental places already figured out - the brain doesn't fully mature until age 25.

Up until this age, the prefrontal cortex - the part of the brain that helps curb impulsive behavior - is not yet fully developed. Some scientists say this could illuminate a potential factor behind a recent spate of acts of mass violence, almost all of which have been perpetrated by men between the ages of 20 and 30 .

"The preponderance of young men engaging in these deadly, evil, and stupid acts of violence may be a result of brains that have yet to fully developed," Howard Forman, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, told my colleague Chris Weller .

Here are the milestones for brain maturity throughout life.

Age your brain matures at everything Skye Gould / Business Insider

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