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22 September 2017

Mastering a musical instrument or a new language is easiest when we’re young.

Mastering a musical instrument or a new language is easiest when we’re young and tends to get increasingly challenging as we get older. But recently US researchers have discovered that limiting the activity of the chemical messenger compound adenosine in a part of the brain called the auditory thalamus may extend our ability to learn such skills well into adulthood. According to Stanislav Zakharenko, one of the study’s authors, "These results offer a promising strategy to extend the […] window in humans to acquire language or musical ability...".

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