Human beings can remember upto 5000 faces

 SMTV Desk 2018-10-10 11:39:24  DR.Rob Jenkins,Memory
Human beings can remember upto 5000 faces

WASHINGTON DC,OCTOBER 10 : Have you ever thought that how many number of faces our brain can retain!
We encounter many people on daily basis,in public or in media.Dr.Rob Jenkins lead a research in it,members who participated spent an hour writing down as many faces from their personal lives as possible, including people they went to school with, colleagues and family. They then did the same for famous faces, such as actors, politicians, and other public figures.

Dr. Rob Jenkins, lead researcher of the study said, "Our study focused on the number of faces people actually know, we haven t yet found a limit on how many faces the brain can handle. The ability to distinguish different individuals is clearly important--it allows you to keep track of people s behaviour over time, and to modify your own behaviour accordingly."

Dr. Jenkins added, "The range could be explained by some people having a natural aptitude for remembering faces. There are differences in how much attention people pay to faces, and how efficiently they process the information."

"Alternatively, it could reflect different social environments-some participants may have grown up in more densely populated places with more social input."