Learning new faces – A mental ability that doesn’t peak until the early thirties

Cognition researchers have found that the ability to recognise faces continues to develop until people’s thirties, and not peak in their early twenties as previously assumed.  The full article is in Cognition:

Germine, L., Duchaine, B., and Nakayama, K. (2011). Where cognitive development and aging meet: Face learning ability peaks after age 30. Cognition, 118 (2), 201-210 DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2010.11.002

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