Monday, August 10, 2009

Are you smarter than an infant?

Not likely. Check out this interesting article from Slate.

Perhaps most interesting is the idea that we become less able to take in information as we get older, or that we require ourselves to focus on particular tasks at a time (this may also explain why infants learn language more effectively that adults). Is it also possible that we are using less of our brains as we get older (most people assume we only use about ten percent of our brains)?