Do you get too old to learn?

September 20, 2010 4:19am CST
Hi everybody, I read today that you can become to old to learn, basically when we are young our neurons are like liquid and can make and establish new connection easily; as we get older the neurons slow down and by the time we are in our late twenties or early thirties they basically stop forming new connections. This kinda scares me because I love to learn but I am fast approaching my late twenties and am really poor at maths. I have been thinking about getting a few books to sort this out because I have an interest in physics that I am thinking of thinking seriously (I am bad at maths but very good at physics which seems like a paradox but actually is not). So has anybody here managed to learn a new language or even advance maths post late twenties? Any information would be gratefully received :-)
3 responses
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
20 Sep 10
I agree that we may be a little slow as age catches on. But it's always never too late to learn. In fact learning is a life long process. And the more we learn the more we want to learn and it's always never enough. Pity are those who stop learning because not only their brains become rusty but they age as fast as well.
@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
20 Sep 10
well not really, i have seen old people taking up college courses and such. maybe the reason is your motivation and such.
@joma77 (43)
• Netherlands
20 Sep 10
You will never get to old to learn. It is just the way you learn which might change. I mean a kid learns different than an adult but there are so many ways. I once reat a book called Superlearning which helped me a lot.