In the past (and even today), some people believed that, at birth, the human brain was pre-programmed and fully equipped with a set of particular innate abilities. Due to this commonly held belief, a few lucky children were destined for a bright future while many others had little chance to show any brilliance in life. Under this principle, experience, education, and culture would have little impact on the limits set forth by nature.

Fortunately, the development of the brain follows a different course. The brain is a learning machine, extremely malleable, free of any specific genetic material that could make a person a great novelist, musician, painter, chess player, mathematician, or scientist.

Experience profoundly affects the building of the brain from day one and any child, with the appropriate coaching and encouragements, can reach excellence in any domain.



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