🗣️ Why is it so much harder to learn a new language as an adult than as a child? It's because children are in a special critical period in which it's easier for their brains to learn a language than later in life.

🧠 And it turns out that critical periods go beyond just learning languages! This week, writer Sophie Liebergall breaks down what a critical period is, some examples of critical periods that neuroscientists know a lot about, and what might make your brain so susceptible to learning during a critical period, in her post, "A window of opportunity for learning".


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