By Holly Lebowitz Rossi

Young children--just 4 or 5 years old--may be better at college students at catching on when it comes to operating mobile apps, remote controls, and other tech gadgets that often leave adults scratching their heads and fumbling through manuals.  According to new research from the University of California at Berkeley, it's the tots' openness to thinking about new challenges in multiple ways that enables them to problem-solve their way to success with gadgets and games.

Gopnik went on to say that this openness may disappear early in childhood--even by kindergarten, it may be diminishing.

Image: Confused college student, via Shutterstock

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