How Quick Is Your Brain To Learn Something New?

If you want to become an expert, apparently all you have to do is spend 10,000 hours practicing it!

(Telegraph) Can’t learn a foreign language? Not true, say scientists

By , Medical Correspondent 6:30AM GMT 15 Dec 2010

The brain can learn a new word in less than 15 minutes, according to scientists, whose finding will rob many of the excuse that they can’t learn a foreign language.

All one needs to do is listen to a word 160 times over that period, found Cambridge neuroscientists.

After that the brain will have formed a whole new network of neurons specifically tasked with remembering that word.

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