Facial-processing area of brain keeps growing throughout childhood

MRI scans suggest neural development involves more than just pruning

fusiform gyrus

FACES AND PLACES  Researchers found changes in the brain tissue of children and adults in the fusiform gyrus, a facial recognition area shown in pink in this brain model. But the team didn’t see the same effect in the collateral sulcus (green), which is involved in recognizing places.

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