You can't teach an old dog new tricks, so the saying goes. Is this why kids pick things up so faster than adults?
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Child Brains Organized Differently Than Adult Brains (Live Science)
“Scientists already had some idea that children had many fewer long-distance links among brain regions than adults, but didn't know whether those connections could be seen in the function of the brain. When they looked more closely they found there were enough of these links and nodes with multiple connections to establish small-world organization.”
Are children really better at foreign language learning? (The Telegraph)
“Many adult learners, in fits of frustration, will claim that adults are simply poor at languages. They say children have more porous minds, better memories, and more adaptability. I’m sorry to report, it’s a myth.”
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