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Face memory peaks late, after age 30

Finding challenges view that all mental faculties max out in young adulthood

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2:05pm, December 10, 2010

Youth is wasted on the young, but not so for face memory. In an unexpected discovery, people remember unfamiliar faces best between ages 30 and 34, scientists report in an upcoming issue of Cognition.

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