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Happy New Year: Pick Up a New Skill

Happy New Year: Pick Up a New Skill

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Anyone can learn a new skill

New Year's Eve is a time for reflection about the last year and a time for considering goals for the future. Taking on new challenges is easy when you're young: learn Spanish, learn to paint.

However, even older people can take up learning a new skill. The premise that there is a c...

  • Barns owls have been evidence of critical periods. Young owls could quickly adapt when their perception of the world was distorted with a prism. Older owls couldn't. Years later, a neuroscientist found that you could indeed teach an older owl by breaking up the task ...

Learning about music can help you advance in other things, like language skills and improved hearing, and in ways that can last for decades. Music training can help the brain to notice the elements of sound and increase verbal intelligence.

A New Year's resolution shouldn't be at becoming g...

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