It is often said that a person can not learn something new (for example, a new language) after the age of 25-30, because brain cells begin to die, it is more difficult to remember us, to process new information. Let's try to find out the truth.
It is known that with age the ability to learn new things decreases, the function of memory weakens, the ability to perceive and react quickly. A small child's brain is very flexible, it develops very actively, it "absorbs" information like a sponge. That is why, from the age of 0 to 3, experts consider it a "window of opportunity" when early intervention in terms of teaching new things can be very effective.
In the following years, especially at school-student age, on average up to 20-25 years old, the processes of learning and acquiring new skills take place very easily, the foundation of academic knowledge is laid. But this does not mean that a person can not learn something new after 25-30 years. The difference is that an adult just has to put in more effort than a schoolboy.
Of course, it must be understood that with age, critical thinking and the ability to analyze information improve, and these are extremely powerful skills. In addition, the adult learns from his own "others' experiences" and mistakes. That is why it is said that in adulthood a person becomes experienced and wise. As teenagers, the senior are still making a lot of mistakes during their growing up.
Let's go back to our brains. And here's the good news for adults: Experts have found that it is possible to maintain cognitive function until old age, normal brain function, good memory, and even prevent senile dementia (Alzheimer's disease) with a few simple tips.
• Regularly "train" the brain by solving various problems
• Eat right with the right antioxidants, micronutrients and vitamins
• Be physically active.
According to researchers, an active social life has a beneficial effect on the function of the aging brain. So, meet friends and relatives often.
Research has shown that our brain cells can develop even in adulthood and recover after injury, and various intellectual functions can be trained and maintained until old age.
And so, to improve the work of the brain and memory.
• solve crossword puzzles, sudoku puzzles
• Learn new words in a foreign language
• read books, magazines
• Strive to learn something new, acquire new skills
• memorize your favorite poem
• try to remember the most frequently used phone numbers
• Watch documentaries on a topic that fascinates you
• Go to a museum at least once a month
• visit new places, travel and get new, vivid impressions.
Regional ones to your brain cells and slow down the aging brain, challenge your brain every day.