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Is learning a new skill as an adult really that difficult? watch

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    I keep being reminded of how much easier to pick things up it is when you're a child. I was wondering if this was negatively proportional when adult. I'm planning on taking up the cello at age 20. Is it possible to become as proficient over time to a similar extent had I taken it up as a child? I don't mind if it takes longer, my main concern is whether my upper skill threshold will have suffered significantly with age.

    Thank you .

    typically the brains frontal lobe (and i suspect other parts as well) stop developing at age 24 or so, so it does become a little harder picking up skills, compared to when you were younger. but dont worry, it doesnt mean you stop learning altogether. keep at it with the cello, and dont think about how fast or slow you should be picking it up.

    good luck!
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