Facial Recognition

We Know How You Feel

The New Yorker: Three years ago, archivists at A.T. & T. stumbled upon a rare fragment of computer history: a short film that Jim Henson produced for Ma Bell, in 1963. Henson had been hired to make the film for a conference that the company was convening to showcase its More

Warum sich Frauen Gesichter besser merken (Why do women remember faces better)

ORF Austria: “Die Art und Weise, wie unser Blick über Gesichter streift, beeinflusst unsere Fähigkeit, jemanden wiederzuerkennen”, sagt Jennifer Heisz von der McMaster University in Kanada. Sie hat soeben Frauen und Männern Bilder von Gesichtern am Computer präsentiert und ihre Reaktionen per Eye-Tracking-Technologie verglichen. Wie Heisz im Fachblatt “Psychological Science&#8221 More

Study: Women Better At Remembering Faces Than Men

CBS: Women spend more time studying facial features than men, thus making them better at remembering faces than their male counterparts. A new study from Canadian researchers found that women have a heightened attention toward facial features on a subconscious level. “We discovered that women look more at new faces More

Why Do We Remember Faces but Not Names?

NPR Science Friday: It’s happened to all of us: We’re at an event and recognize peoples’ faces all over the room, but names utterly escape us. Don’t feel bad. When it comes to linking faces and names, the deck is stacked against us from evolutionary, neuroanatomical, and practical perspectives. For More