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New research about facial recognition turns common wisdom on its head
Date:3/19/2012

rticipant should be able to identify an entire face.

If humans were better at face recognition than nose or eye recognition, one would expect each participant to do a better job of identification when the features are all arranged together into a face. But in fact, the participants did a little worse than predicted by Tjan's formula.

Facial recognition, it appears, hinges on recognizing the face's features more than the "holistic" picture they add up to create.


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Contact: Robert Perkins
perkinsr@usc.edu
213-740-9226
University of Southern California
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