Learning A Skill? Raw Talent Might Trump Hard Work
When we practice, it doesn't improve parts of the brain, according to a new study. Researchers say raw talent is a bit more important than we thought.By Ryan Biek | July 29, 2015
Conventional wisdom says if you want to play at Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden –– even your local talent show –– it's going to take a lot of practice.
But too much faith may be put in the saying "practice makes perfect."
Researchers from McGill University recently published a study in the journal Cerebral Cortex saying while certain parts of your brain get molded by experience, others are based on talent.