Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > Health-in-Motion 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. 0 More: Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Sex Can the Pill lower her sex drive? Your questions answered Lifestyle This is why you have to pee so often in the morning Lifestyle SEE: The science of smartphone addiction Medical Can gene therapy be used to cure Aids? Lifestyle 2 general eyelash health issues and how to treat them News QUIZ: Which famous people said these outrageous things about health? From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?