Imagine having the power to restructure the thoughts that make up your reality and having the capacity to create a solid framework for success and happiness. The idea may sound mystical or alternative but it is backed up with hard science. It’s all well and good learning something, but applying that knowledge with a blueprint for action is how people reap the benefits of learning. Neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to change and reorganise itself to create new connections between brain cells, is definitely worth learning about for its practical applications. Children growing up in multilingual environments easily become fluent in more than one language, but adults struggle to learn even one other language. The capacity to absorb and consolidate huge stores of information is due to the enormous neuroplasticity of developing minds that allows for cognitive leaps in learning. Neuroscientists realised a few decades ago that the brain is always capable of developing, no matter what age...

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