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Research has found plenty of things to savor about growing old, including an increased ability to build empathy and achieve financial security.
But the scientific research on when people "peak" in various aspects of their life — as determined by the median ages across certain trends — also suggest people max out certain abilities in their youth.
Here’s a sample of the abilities and traits people peak at by the time they hit their 30th birthday.
There’s still some debate among linguists and psychologists about whether people lose their ability to absorb a new language as they age, but it’s widely accepted that the brain is more malleable, or "plastic," before kids reach puberty.
If you want your child to learn a language, best to give them lessons as soon as possible.
One of the key ways cognitive scientists test brain processing power is through something called a digit symbol coding test.
A researcher will equate a number with a certain symbol before giving a subject a string of numbers and asking them to convert the numbers to the correct symbols.
On average, 18-year-olds fare best on the task, according to a study published in 2016.
Cognitive ability declines as people age, but recalling a stranger’s name after meeting them is one skill that goes pretty quickly.
According to a 2010 study, people peaked in remembering others’ names around age 22.
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