Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Does Puberty Make You Stupid?

Mild stress is advantageous to learning in adolescence

"Actually, mild stress has been shown to improve learning in people; too much does the opposite. Smith wonders whether the discovery may help explain certain learning declines, like the drop-off in the ability to learn to speak a foreign language without an accent, which occurs sometime around puberty."


Keith said...

It sure makes you feel less confident.

Keith said...

Let's talk about all the things that do make one stupid. I would love to see a post on that.