Why Adults Struggle To Learn New Languages While Children Do It With Ease
Jun 10, 2015
Tom Scott has his own YouTube channel and also hosts different television and web shows. A man with a love for all things technological, he is a self-described gadget geek that likes to make things. He presents on the information age, the Internet and the speed in which things are changing, among other major topics.
A simple search on children learning languages generates a multitude of scholarly articles from some of the world's leading experts in linguistics. But, as an average, everyday person, it is not likely that one would want to sit down and read the research behind this phenomenon. Much of this uncertainty and debate comes from the fact that it's only been in the last few decades that human brains could be studied while they are in the process of learning, thanks to technologies like the functional MRI. That means that this research is relatively new and there is still much to be learned.