You couldn’t ride this backwards bike and why that’s important

In this crazy video by Smarter Everyday, an engineer and father demonstrates that it’s possible to unlearn, and then re-learn, how to ride a bicycle.

You have to watch this to really understand what happens here.

The process of learning to ride this new bike reveals much about the way the brain works and the difference between the neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to change) in adults and children. It’s clear from the video why it’s important to teach kids skills while they’re young and the whole journey from beginning to end is fascinating.

You will never again say anything is “as easy as riding a bike”.

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