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The myth of critical periods keep people from trying

  • 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 into small pieces.
  • In another human study, the visual disorder Amblyopia, called "lazy eye" were used. The advice was that you could only treat a child by wearing an eye patch over the good eye to strengthen the weak one. However, a later study showed that the method also worked on subjects as old as sixty-one.

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