New Year’s Eve is a time for reflection about the year that passed and a time to set goals for the future. Should we keep doing what are we doing, or should we tackle new challenges? If you’re seven, or twelve, or twenty, it’s easy to think about new ambitions: learn Spanish, learn to paint, do a flip off your skateboard. But what if you’re older?
Gary Marcus on the science of how old people learn new things: http://nyr.kr/Vw1Bc8
Photograph by Martine Franck/Magnum.