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Medical How well do you recognize faces?

  1. Jul 16, 2008 #1

    Monique

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    Take the test here: http://www.faceblind.org/facetests/
    "Online Cambridge Face Memory Test"

    The test does not rely on memory alone, as shadows and angles are changed during the test.
    I was really surprised: I nonchalantly took the test and had them all right :smile:
     
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  3. Jul 16, 2008 #2

    Moonbear

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    I got 75% right. I had a harder time picking out faces by the end, not just because of the way they were obscured, but because I had seen so many by then, I was starting to have trouble remembering which were the targets and which just looked familiar because they were reused during the test. I can usually recognize my students even if I can't remember their names, so I think I'm okay with remembering faces I need to remember. :wink:
     
  4. Jul 16, 2008 #3
    89% but, yes, after seeing so many, and so very similar, my mind just started to get tired. I thought that was pretty interesting. I noticed I tended to focus on eyebrows and eyes more than any other characteristic.
     
  5. Jul 17, 2008 #4

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  6. Jul 17, 2008 #5

    Monique

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    Well, it is one of the variables that you face in real life too: pick out that one face among the many other familiar ones. I wonder how people would perform if they would use asian faces in the test, I always have a hard time recognizing those.

    On the website there is another (but this one stupid) test: the famous faces test. I found out that it is very entertaining and entirely feasible to recognize faces that you know by look out the chin/mouth alone (my browser contantly displayed the bottom of the page).
     
  7. Jul 17, 2008 #6

    lisab

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    I got 79%, which is much better than I expected.

    The faces were starting to creep me out... :eek: !
     
  8. Jul 22, 2008 #7

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    I got 96% correct. I've always been very good at recognizing faces, it's the names I can't remember worth a darn...
     
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