Kids have an amazing knack for absorbing information within a short amount of time. In fact, research from Carnegie Mellon University has shown that toddlers and young children soak up information with less difficulty than teens and adults. Why is this? Well, the research proved that there are two types of brain cell networks - inhibitory and excitatory neurons - that are in charge of processing sensory details and cognitive function. As these networks mature, activity becomes increasingly stronger and gets to the point where learning gradually becomes impeded. What this means is, as a young person, our minds aren't cluttered with millions of experiences, thus giving the brain a lot of room to learn and grow.