Generalization across view in face memory and face matching

Estudillo, Alejandro J., Bindemann, Markus (2014) Generalization across view in face memory and face matching. i-Perception, 5 (7). pp. 589-601. ISSN 2041-6695. (doi:10.1068/i0669)

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Abstract

While a change in view is considered to be one of the most damaging manipulations for facial identification, this phenomenon has been measured traditionally with tasks that confound perceptual processes with recognition memory. This study explored facial identification with a pairwise matching task to determine whether view generalization is possible when memory factors are minimized. Experiment 1 showed that the detrimental view effect in recognition memory is attenuated in face matching. Moreover, analysis of individual differences revealed that some observers can identify faces across view with perfect accuracy. This was replicated in Experiment 2, which also showed that view generalization is unaffected when only the internal facial features are shown. These results indicate that the view effect in recognition memory does not arise from data limits, whereby faces contain insufficient visual information to allow identification across views. Instead, these findings point to resource limits, within observers, that hamper such person identification in recognition memory.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1068/i0669
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Depositing User: Markus Bindemann
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2014 15:42 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:48 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/45624 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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