We learn differently at different ages. The learning advantages of the young mind are well established, particularly in the area of language acquisition. But in some dimensions, we may actually learn better at a more advanced age.

If you know about Kahneman’s theory of fast and slow thinking, it seems to me that the younger brain’s fast thinking engine has a significant advantage, while the older brain’s slow thinking facilities are likely more refined.

The article below relates the story of a father who set out to teach his young daughter how to play chess, while learning the game himself…

Marc Cohen

Cloud Dev Relations team @ Google. I like technology, indie music & films, writing, teaching, and chess.

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