In a nutshell: Identifying human faces takes a lot of brain real estate, with many regions and networks involved. This article shows these brain networks exist as early as 4 years old but change significantly from 4 years old to adulthood.

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He, W., Garrido, M. I., Sowman, P. F., Brock, J., & Johnson, B. W. (2015). Development of effective connectivity in the core network for face perception. Human brain mapping, 36(6), 2161-2173.

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