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Caricaturing as a General Method to Improve Poor Face Recognition: Evidence From Low-Resolution Images, Other-Race Faces, and Older Adults

Dawel, Amy; Wong, Tsz Ying; McMorrow, Jodie; Ivanovici, Callin; He, Xuming; Barnes, Nick; Irons, Jessica; Gradden, Tamara; Robbins, Rachel; Goodhew, Stephanie Catherine; Lane, Jo; McKone, Elinor


There are multiple well-established situations in which humans' face recognition performance is poor, including for low-resolution images, other-race faces, and in older adult observers. Here we show that caricaturing faces-that is, exaggerating their appearance away from an average face-can provide a useful applied method for improving face recognition across all these circumstances. We employ a face-name learning task offering a number of methodological advantages (e.g., valid comparison of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-10-15
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
DOI: 10.1037/xap0000180


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