This must have something to do with neuroplasticity

Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset: Which One Are You? - Michael Graham Richard:

"People who hold the Growth Mindset believe that intelligence can be developed, that the brain is like a muscle that can be trained. This leads to the desire to improve."

2 comments:

Elderbear said...

I agree - it must have to do with neuroplasticity. Either that or we should be stuck with the approaches to life we had in our teens.

I don't think of myself as an old dog (although my beard is graying), but I do insist on learning new tricks.

Michael G.R. said...

Hey,

Thanks for the link.

If you are interested in how minds work and neuroscience, two great books (that you might already have read):

Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadster (sp?)

and

On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins

cheers,

Michael G.R.