Performance of typical and superior face recognisers on a novel interactive face matching procedure

Smith, H. ORCID: 0000-0003-2712-5527, Andrews, S. ORCID: 0000-0002-9916-9433, Baguley, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-0477-2492, Colloff, M., Davis, J., White, D., Rockey, J. and Flowe, H., 2021. Performance of typical and superior face recognisers on a novel interactive face matching procedure. British Journal of Psychology. ISSN 0007-1269

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Abstract

Unfamiliar simultaneous face matching is error prone. Reducing incorrect identification decisions will positively benefit forensic and security contexts. The absence of view‐independent information in static images likely contributes to the difficulty of unfamiliar face matching. We tested whether a novel interactive viewing procedure that provides the user with 3D structural information as they rotate a facial image to different orientations would improve face matching accuracy. We tested the performance of ‘typical’ (Experiment 1) and ‘superior’ (Experiment 2) face recognizers, comparing their performance using high‐quality (Experiment 3) and pixelated (Experiment 4) Facebook profile images. In each trial, participants responded whether two images featured the same person with one of these images being either a static face, a video providing orientation information, or an interactive image. Taken together, the results show that fluid orientation information and interactivity prompt shifts in criterion and support matching performance. Because typical and superior face recognizers both benefited from the structural information provided by the novel viewing procedures, our results point to qualitatively similar reliance on pictorial encoding in these groups. This also suggests that interactive viewing tools can be valuable in assisting face matching in high‐performing practitioner groups.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: British Journal of Psychology
Creators: Smith, H., Andrews, S., Baguley, T., Colloff, M., Davis, J., White, D., Rockey, J. and Flowe, H.
Publisher: Wiley
Date: 24 March 2021
ISSN: 0007-1269
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10.1111/bjop.12499DOI
1424891Other
Rights: © 2021 the authors. British Journal of Psychology published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of British Psychological Society. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 16 Mar 2021 16:14
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2021 08:13
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/42521

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