Men don’t mature until they’re over 40

We have heard many times how men, even as adults, continue to behave like children. Some also believe that in relationships, it’s usually the woman who stands for maturity and responsibility.

 Men don’t mature until they’re over 40, according to latest clinical research studies done at University of Oxford UK.

In a study at the University of Oxford, researchers studied the differences in maturity and development between men and women. They then compared the results and were able to draw conclusions about the possible differences.

The researchers concluded that brain maturation is characterized by a long-term development of functional and structural networks that extend into adulthood.

The study aimed to discover which functions change during the maturation process and which remain constant. Researchers examined the brains of 121 participants aged 4 to 40 years through MRIs. Tracking the differences while taking into account the gender and age of the participants.

The result showed that although the brains of both women and men ultimately have the same potential to function in everyday life, men often exhibit some delay in the long-term development of functional networks compared to women.

It can continue for up to about 40 years that’swhy we can say that Men don’t mature until they’re over 40.


Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 100 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.