August 21, 2008 2:46 PM

The ultimate face-recognition tool is in our heads, researchers say

Ever wonder why it's so much easier to remember people's faces than their names? Neuroscientists have identified a pea-sized region in the brain that reacts more strongly to faces than it does to cars, dogs, houses or body parts. Researchers say humans developed a chunk of brain tissue dedicated to face recognition because it helped them quickly spot friends and foes.

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