Face recognition

3D faceFace recognition is a multifaceted cognitive construct, and as such, ART adopts tools that tap into these different aspects.

Face Memory, i.e. recognising a previously shown face out of a line-up of faces, is assessed by the Cambridge Face Memory Test (CFMT) and by Ashok’s Unfamiliar Face Memory Test (UFMT). The latter has been developed to increase ecological validity and overcome some of the compensatory strategies that may mask actual impairments and that might be adopted when taking the CFMT.

Face Perception, i.e. the ability of identifying perceptual similarities and differences between faces, is assessed by the Cambridge Face Perception Test (CFPT) and the Before They Were Adults Test (BTWA).

These tests are entirely delivered online, allowing participants to be tested remotely at their convenience.

Current face recognition projects taking place within ART include:

  • Administration of UFMT, CFMT+, CFPT and BTWA and development of Individualised face recognition Profiles
  • Developmental Prosopagnosia Childhood Interview – a qualitative study
  • Aphantasia and face recognition
  • Own race bias in heterogeneous societies
  • Development of batteries of tests used to be used as a screening tool to identify reliable eyewitnesses