Professional athletes appear to learn faster than university students

By Emily Chung, CBC News
Originally Published: February 1, 2013

NHL hockey players and English Premier League soccer players may appear to sometimes come across as “dumb jocks,” but their brains are far nimbler than those of average Canadian university students at some kinds of learning, a new study shows.

“What we found is spectacular, the difference,” said University of Montreal researcher Joceyln Faubert in an interview Thursday. “It’s not just little.”… Click here to read on

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