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Understanding face identification through within-person variability in appearance: Introduction to a virtual special issue

Bindemann, Markus, Hole, Graham J (2020) Understanding face identification through within-person variability in appearance: Introduction to a virtual special issue. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, . ISSN 1747-0218. (doi:10.1177/1747021820959068) (KAR id:83921)

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Abstract

In the effort to determine the cognitive processes underlying the identification of faces, the dissimilarities between images of different people have long been studied. In contrast, the inherent variability between different images of the same face has either been treated as a nuisance variable that should be eliminated from psychological experiments or it has not been considered at all. Over the past decade, research efforts have increased substantially to demonstrate that this within-person variation is meaningful and can give insight into various processes of face identification, such as identity matching, face learning, and familiar face recognition. In this virtual special issue of the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, we explain the importance of within-person variability for face identification and bring together recent relevant articles published in the journal.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1747021820959068
Uncontrolled keywords: Face, identification, matching, recognition, learning, within-person variability, multiple, natural, ambient, photographs, images
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Markus Bindemann
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2020 16:23 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/83921 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bindemann, Markus: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9608-4186
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