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Neuroplasticity and your ability to learn

One cannot teach an old dog with new tricks. Many believe that this also applies to humans. You may think your brain may no longer perform as much as you want compared to when you were younger. As a result, you may become discouraged in pursuing educational learning later in your life.

Scientists, however, strongly disagree with this line of thinking. Scientists have discovered that the brain has a distinct attribute called neuroplasticity, which is the ability of the brain to restructure itself in response to an input, practice or training.

When the brain undergoes exposure to a certain stimulus, it reacts accordingly. Studies show that the brain can change when subject to repeated experience. Read the rest of this entry