Born Stupid: Your Plastic Brain, III

The Practice of Practice

Photograph of a stained neuron neurons

Man is unique not because he does science, and is unique not because he does art, but because science and art equally are expressions of his marvelous plasticity of mind. ~Jacob Bronowski

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Want to learn more about the best ways to practice? Get an e-mail with a discount code when The Practice of Practice is published (June, 2014). To learn more about the book, check out a sample from The Practice of Practice.

I keep hammering away at the brain’s ability to re-wire itself because 1: It’s so darn fascinating, and 2: To combat the old saw that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” which research is telling us is completely false. Here’s some more evidence of the lifelong plasticity of the brain. Anyone over 18 who is considering doing something new and unfamiliar should be required to watch the following video.

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