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I'm not sure if this is on topic here, but, there's a common phrase 'You can't teach an old dog new tricks'.

This is commonly used as an observation about human behaviour, in that you can expect people to continue behaving they way they have behaved in the past. But the phrase is specifically derived from the idea that if a dog isn't trained by the time its old, it's very difficult to then train it.

The question is - is there good data available about the comparative neuroplasticity of dogs, and other animals, and humans?

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