Tagged: face recognition

Why do we mix up faces? Game of Thrones might help us find the answer - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 11, 2019

Christel Devue, Victoria University of Wellington and Gina Grimshaw, Victoria University of Wellington In the Game of Thrones universe, confusing a photograph of actor Jack Gleeson, who played the popular HBO TV show’s despised sadist Joffrey Baratheon, for one of Maisie Williams, the beloved Arya Stark, is an egregious case of … Read More

Telling people apart: new test reveals wide variation in how well we recognise faces - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 19, 2016

By Gunter Loffler, Glasgow Caledonian University; Andrew J Logan, University of Bradford, and Gael Gordon, Glasgow Caledonian University It’s three o’clock and you are picking up your son from school. The bell rings. A class of six-year-olds charges out of the building. And you have absolutely no idea which child is your son. They … Read More

The inheritance of face recognition (should you blame your parents if you can't recognise faces?) - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 03, 2010

You’d think that recognising faces is one of those things that we all do well, or at least the vast majority of us do, yet in practice our ability to do this varies. Recent twin studies present evidence that face recognition is heritable and is a distinct cognitive task in it’s own … Read More