According to Healthday News, a new study shows that preschoolers can figure out how to work a new gizmo quicker than college students.
The study, which consisted of 106 children, aged 4 and 5, and 170 college students, asked the subjects to place clay shapes on a special box to find out which shapes would make the box play music.
According to senior study author Alison Gopnik, the children picked up on the gadget quicker than the college students.
Even when the college students were showed that the box might work differently, they still acted as if the machine would always follow the common and obvious rule.
Researchers believe that young children may be less fixed in there ideas about how things should work, so they were able to learn quicker than an adult.