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11 April 2017

Our ability to remember things tends to decline as we get older.

Our ability to remember things tends to decline as we get older. Luckily this isn’t the case with all brain activities. Our capacity to recognise different faces, for instance, improves with age and as our social circles expand. While most of the brain’s growth happens early in life, research indicates that one particular area, the fusiform gyrus, grows larger as we get older. Believed to be associated with face recognition, scientists have shown that adults have over 12% more solid brain matter in this region than children.

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