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Mechanisms for Face Recognition in Humans

Dr. Ida Gobbini
Dep. of Psychology, University of Bologna, Italy

The idea that we are expert face recognizers may be valid only for familiar face perception. Recognition of familiar faces is remarkably efficient, effortless and robust, whereas recognition of unfamiliar faces is surprisingly poor. Automatic activation of knowledge about familiar individuals and the emotional response play crucial roles in familiar face recognition. Data will be presented to show how familiarity affects the earliest stages of face processing to facilitate rapid, even preconscious detection of these highly socially salient stimuli. These data support the hypothesis that representation of personally familiar faces develops in a hierarchical fashion through the engagement of multiple levels in the distributed neural system from early visual processes to higher level of social cognition and emotion.

 

 

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European Commission

EU Horizon 2020
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IAPR
Technical Committee on Biometrics (TC4)

 

IEEE

“Eurasip”
European Association for Signal Processing

 

GIRPR

Morpho - Safran group

“Griaule

EAB European Association for Biometrics

 

Biometrics Institute

 

Biosecure

 

University of Sassari

 

Athena