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Use-inspired basic research on individual differences in face identification: Implications for criminal investigation and security

Lander, Karen, Bruce, Vicki, Bindemann, Markus (2018) Use-inspired basic research on individual differences in face identification: Implications for criminal investigation and security. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 3 (26). Article Number 26. ISSN 2365-7464. (doi:10.1186/s41235-018-0115-6) (KAR id:69050)

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Abstract

This journal is dedicated to “use-inspired basic research” where a problem in the world shapes the hypotheses for study in the laboratory. This review considers the role of individual variation in face identification and the challenges and opportunities this presents in security and criminal investigations.

We conclude that individual differences are one of the largest documented sources of error in face matching and face recognition but more work is needed to account for these differences within theoretical models of face processing.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1186/s41235-018-0115-6
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Depositing User: Markus Bindemann
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2018 09:41 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2020 09:49 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/69050 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bindemann, Markus: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9608-4186
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