I was listening to a program about brains on OPB radio Saturday afternoon. The segment I heard dealt with children's brains and how children of a certain age may know the rules, but still break them. Something about the different stages of development of the frontal lobes.
Another time I heard a researcher talking about how the development of the brain can stall under certain circumstances - some sort of trauma at a young age. How might this affect us as adults? What if our brains missed the chance to develop empathy? Can the brain be trained later in life to make up for what it missed?
Pondering in print . . .