How to take better advantage of brain plasticity?
This is a two-minute video of author David Shenk explaining how our brain physically changes as we learn new things:
How to push yourself beyond your abilities.
How to persevere?
Who is David Shenk?
David Shenk is an American writer, lecturer, and filmmaker. He is an author of six books, including:
- The Genius in All of Us (2010),
- Data Smog (1997), The Forgetting (2001),
- and The Immortal Game (2006),
He has contributed to
- National Geographic,
- The New York Times,
- The New Yorker,
- The New Republic,
- The Nation,
- The American Scholar,
- NPR and PBS.
In mid-2009, he joined TheAtlantic.com as a correspondent.
He is a 1988 graduate of Brown University.