Science and Technology : No new 'learning' brain cells after age 13: study

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    No new 'learning' brain cells after age 13: study

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    Mariëtte Le Roux

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    ... The finding challenges a widely-held view that the brain's hippocampus region continues to generate neurons, which transmit information through chemical and electrical signals, well into adulthood in humans, as in other mammals.


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/no-learning-brain-cells-age-13-study-180058691.html

    No new 'learning' brain cells after age 13: study

    Around the age of 13, the human brain region that hosts memory and learning appears to stop producing nerve cells, said a study Wednesday described as "sobering". The finding challenges a widely-held view that the brain's hippocampus region...
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    Around the age of 13, the human brain region that hosts memory and learning appears to stop producing nerve cells, according to a new study. (AFP Photo/RAUL ARBOLEDA)

     
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    This has to be a preliminary study. Because if true, people couldn't get thru college or learn new things. Unless they are implying that much of that region is untapped memory



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    Or full capacity to learn new information is reached when the brain in 13 years old. Maybe that's what it means.
     
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    Is memorizing information the same thing as learning?

    Maybe it means that paradigm shifts are no longer possible. How many people "believe" things they learned as kids even though they make no sense?
     
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    That is learning by rote/wrote?

    You learned much as a child that didn't make sense until you got older



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    The only thing I can remember that I learned as a child that didn't make sense until I got older--much older--was what my mother taught me about men. Prior to my reaching an understanding, I might as well have been deaf and blind.

    If it turns out that this study is true, (and even if there is some doubt that it could be true), shouldn't we be interacting with children under 13 differently?

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    Actually I was learning some things as a child that showed adults were saying things that did not make sense.

    I encountered the concepts of atheism and agnosticism from science fiction books that I started reading at age 9. No adults ever mentioned such th8ings. So I stopped going to church as soon as I did not have to be bothered with nuns checking up.

    The problem is teachers don't supply enough important info:

    https://www.upi.com/Accounting-collegians-vs-5th-graders/82121056408042/

    Accounting: collegians vs 5th graders

    A case study from Ball State University says gifted fifth graders are able to understand basic accounting nearly as well as college sophomores.
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    The curious thing is that there were quite a few instances of that article on the Internet back in 2003. Most of them have disappeared. Double-entry accounting is 700 years old. Bicycles are barely 200 years old. What would this society be like if accounting knowledge was as common as bicycles.
     
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    It is common. Many people aren't interested. It's like geometry, trig and algebra. I know a lot of people that would never think to take those classes. And people don't talk about religion and politics for obvious reasons



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