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Face identity recognition in simulated prosthetic vision is poorer than previously reported and can be improved by caricaturing

Irons, Jessica; Gradden, Tamara; Zhang, Hua; He, Xuming; Scott, Adele; Barnes, Nicholas (Nick); McKone, Elinor

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The visual prosthesis (or “bionic eye”) has become a reality but provides a low resolution view of the world. Simulating prosthetic vision in normal-vision observers, previous studies report good face recognition ability using tasks that allow recognition to be achieved on the basis of information that survives low resolution well, including basic category (sex, age) and extra-face information (hairstyle, glasses). Here, we test within-category individuation for face-only information (e.g.,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/159298
Source: Vision Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.visres.2017.06.002

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