Do images grow in our memory?

By sans
@sans224 (1832)
January 16, 2017 10:34am CST
I have a strange thought. We have a get together of some old friends after about 16 years. Most of them i was meeting after 16 years. But i didnt see much difference in them thru years. We could identify well and seems like the look of the person not changed. But when after returning home i saw some old photos, they are all different. then how come my brain see them as the same person? My doubt is that, Is the images in our brain too get older as we get older? Someone has a similar feel?
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@tzwrites (4954)
• Romania
16 Jan 17
I have experienced this feeling, it must have something to do with our brains.
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@sans224 (1832)
16 Jan 17
Yes.There is something.
@Kandae11 (40370)
16 Jan 17
Some people do not change much physically over the years.
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@sans224 (1832)
16 Jan 17
I agree. but even if some changes our brain adjust that i think.
@SIMPLYD (82899)
• Philippines
18 Jan 17
It could be that you can't remember their old appearance though you were able to identify them at once in that get together because their change is just nil ,
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@sans224 (1832)
18 Jan 17
its been 16 years and there is enough change when i compared with old pics.
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@SIMPLYD (82899)
• Philippines
19 Jan 17
@sans224 But you still recognized them all ?
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@sans224 (1832)
19 Jan 17
@SIMPLYD yes.100%
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@syeow1 (4921)
• India
8 Mar 17
Life changes with time but memories remain same
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@sans224 (1832)
8 Mar 17
correct.memories remain fresh always.
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@syeow1 (4921)
• India
9 Mar 17
@sans224 thanks..
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@Samia786m (513)
• India
28 Feb 17
Some people do not change with time.But in my case i can tell that my friends can not recognize me because i have put on weight.
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@sans224 (1832)
28 Feb 17
But i bet they can. there is something in all of us that help friends identify us even after years.
• India
28 Feb 17
@sans224 yes,i agree with you.
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@JudyEv (134576)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Jan 17
Some of my old school friends haven't changed at all while others I can scarcely recognise.
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@sans224 (1832)
19 Jan 17
Is it. But those who we feel not changed, actually have much changes if we look at old pics
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@JudyEv (134576)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Jan 17
@sans224 Yes, that's true.
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@mavlana (1026)
• India
17 Jan 17
Two years back....I met one of my school friend after 7 years...but I identified her easily.....don't know how??
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@sans224 (1832)
17 Jan 17
yes. and there is change if u notice carefully
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@mavlana (1026)
• India
17 Jan 17
@sans224 yeah...of course...period of seven years really matter.
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16 Jan 17
Biology explains this.
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@sans224 (1832)
16 Jan 17
Hope so.
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16 Jan 17
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@acelawrites (12285)
• Philippines
28 Feb 17
I can't recognize them if I haven't seen them for so long.
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@sans224 (1832)
28 Feb 17
but i think u can.
• Canada
24 Jan 17
Yeah I guess some people don't change as much as others. Hmm.
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@sans224 (1832)
24 Jan 17
yes you are right.
@marsha32 (6689)
• United States
16 Jan 17
I see a lot of people that I went to school with. Some seem to have not changed...and all of them recognize me right away.
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@sans224 (1832)
17 Jan 17
just look at some photograph of school days of those people who you think not changed, u will be amazed to see the change
@DianneN (84977)
• United States
16 Jan 17
Some people do not change much over the years. I still picture those I know the same as when I knew them, until I meet them again.
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@sans224 (1832)
19 Jan 17
good. our brain is an amzing thing. isnt it?
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Jan 17
Sometimes people do not change that much yet others really do change depends on what all they have been through
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@sans224 (1832)
16 Jan 17
that ofcouse. But still we identify them even if how much change occured.
@syeow1 (4921)
• India
8 Mar 17
Life changes with time.memories remain always..