When learning a second language is easiest
We’re at peak ability to learn a foreign language around age 7 or 8, according to an infographic from Business Insider that details our various peak times based on scientific studies and surveys. Xavier Amador, PhD, an internationally renowned clinical psychologist, was skeptical of the infographic’s claims at first, but he supports this point. “There is in fact quite a lot of reliable scientific research that has been replicated indicating things like acquiring the second language is far easier before the age of 8,” he told Reader’s Digest. It’s widely accepted that trying to learn a second language is easier before puberty than after, according to the National Institutes of Health.
When brain processing power is at its height
For a study published in 2016, cognitive scientists analyzed brain processing power using a digital symbol coding test. Participants in the test had to match a set of numbers to their corresponding symbols. On average, 18 year olds were the most successful at acing the matching. These weird brain exercises can help you get smarter at any age.
You’re best at these things in your 20s…
At 22, the ability to remember unfamiliar names is at its best
It’s an embarrassing reality, but we can all likely attest to forgetting the name of someone we’ve just met moments after they’ve introduced themselves. Do you own up to it and ask them again? Maybe hit them with a fun fact: According to a 2010 study, you peak at recalling a stranger’s name at age 22 (unless you are 22, in which case, maybe just don’t say anything).
Men are most attracted to women in their early 20s, while women’s attraction to men seems to change with age.
Using data from his dating site, OKCupid, co-founder Christian Rudder explains in his book Dataclysm that men find women the most attractive in their early 20s. And no matter how old they get, they still prefer women in this age range. Women in their 20s, on the other hand, prefer men about a year or two older than them, while women in their 30s are more tuned in to men a few years younger than them.
At 23, life satisfaction is at its highest. All things considered, 23 is the magic number for feeling particularly satisfied with your life. The conclusion is based on a survey of 23,000 people in Germany. These quotes hold the secret to happiness at any age.
Your muscles are their strongest at age 25. At 25, your physical strength is at its peak, and stays this way for the following 10 to 15 years. This trait is among the ones you can improve easiest, with the help of the right workout.
Your desire to settle down is highest at age 26. According to the 37 percent rule of statistics, at 26, you’ve met enough people to have some solid options without waiting so long that everyone begins pairing off without you. Research also shows that divorce rates are lowest for couples who marry between the ages of 28 and 32.
The best age for running marathons is 28. Want to be an elite marathoner? A 50-year analysis of marathons concluded that at age 28, average competitors can complete the race in just over 2 hours. If you’re having trouble starting your first run try out these tips for beginners. The amazing health benefits or running that are also included may motivate you as well.
Bones are the strongest at the age of 30. Bone mass, or the amount of bone tissue in the skeleton, is capable of growing until you reach 30 years old. At this age, bones are at their peak strength and density. Calcium intake and Vitamin D can help keep bones healthier for longer, but they will eventually begin to weaken regardless.