Do adults have to learn differently than children?

We are really made to learn. The learning process begins even before a person is born. Experiences and interactions with the world create new connections between the nerve cells in the brain and strengthen existing pathways. This network of knowledge has been continuously improved, adapted and strengthened over the years.

Children are making tremendous upgrades day by day - from one day to the next they say their first word or start arithmetic. And how flexible is an adult's brain? How well can adults learn something new?

Children learn something without noticing it, "implicitly", say the learning researchers. Many researchers deduce from this that adults cannot learn implicitly, ”emphasizes Robert DeKeyser, language researcher at the University of Maryland. Is effortless learning really just an adult dream?

As an adult, however, the synaptic new and remodeling process is largely retained!


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