Old dogs new tricks? Is it realistic? The old codgers discuss old folks that have learned new things. They also make a feeble attempt at understanding the science behind learning in senior citizens (serious neuroscience is a “trick” way beyond their pay grade). Science be damned, they optimistically conclude that it seems quite feasible that there are a few new tricks in their future. After all, these three old guys taught themselves how to record, produce, and publish a podcast. And there are boatloads of their senior citizen cohorts committed to learning new things as they get older. Old dogs new tricks? You bet!
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5 comments on “Old Dogs New Tricks”
Thanks for this episode… Great intel re exercise! Gives one even more reason to get into a good exercise regime.
Thanks for listening. Glad we can be an inspiration.
As an “old Dame”, I’m introducing my neuroreceptors to a new language. The struggle is “slow and steady”. Also, thinking of ways to challenge my “not so young body”. Exploring some dance exercise videos. Who knows?
If our brain is still in gear, I believe we can learn to do anything we want. If we have the desire and motivation, a couple of ounces of confidence (like in sports) goes a long way too. I do know what you mean about learning something new without time left to become “great” at it, that’s why maybe pickleball is a better choice than guitar.
PICKLEBALL: I know what you mean Gary: it’s the newest fad like kale was a couple of years ago.
At least you don’t have to massage your pickleball (lookout!!!)
About neurons and brain connections (wherever they are located): reminds me of that movie “What The (bleep) Do We Know”
Great episode. You guys crack me up. Your sense of humor adds to the discussion. Nice balance. I really appreciate the research reference regarding our brains. Hello Gary. Sorry it took me so long to listen to your podcast. I already have 2 friends I know will enjoy it. I will pass on the address to them. Keep coming with new episodes! Hugs Marcia