There is an old adage that says: “You can’t teach old dogs new tricks.”  Argue for or against this statement.

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Assuming you are using this as an idiom and don’t take it literally, I will argue that you CAN teach an old dog new tricks.  Neuroscience tells us that while the aging brain does deteriorate, some of the aging process can be reversed through exercising the brain.  In other words, you can...

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Assuming you are using this as an idiom and don’t take it literally, I will argue that you CAN teach an old dog new tricks.  Neuroscience tells us that while the aging brain does deteriorate, some of the aging process can be reversed through exercising the brain.  In other words, you can help keep that old dog younger by teaching him new tricks!

One of the interesting things I learned while researching this is that old brains use different areas than young brains when learning and doing new things.

For fun, I included a link for you actually on dogs.  You can teach an old DOG new tricks too!

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