If happiness were a TV show, “learning” would be played by Paul Giamatti – devoid of sex appeal and only appreciated much later. Although we often think of learning as a tedious avenue to an A+ or a promotion, are there unseen, powerful benefits on the road to erudition?
Learning physical skills strengthens synapses in our motor cortices, enhancing our coordination. Reading augments our left temporal cortex, boosting our language processing. Furthermore, learning itself accelerates future learning.