As regular readers know, one of my favorite lessons is helping students see how they physically “grow” their brain by learning (see The Best Resources For Showing Students That They Make Their Brain Stronger By Learning).
It’s also one of the most memorable lessons for students (based on anonymous evaluations).
Yet another study has just been published showing that learning new skills can have a major impact on how the brain looks physically. In fact, a case could be made that it suggests the harder learning tasks we take on, the more the brain is strengthened.
Eureka Alert has published a summary: Complex learning dismantles barriers in the brain
Here’s an excerpt: