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Seeing More Clearly with Glasses?: The Impact of Glasses and Technology on Unfamiliar Face Matching and Identification of Facial Composites

Conference Proceeding
McIntyre, A. H., Hancock, P. J., Frowd, C. D., & Bruce, V. (2010)
Seeing More Clearly with Glasses?: The Impact of Glasses and Technology on Unfamiliar Face Matching and Identification of Facial Composites. In 2010 International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies (EST)doi:10.1109/est.2010.30
The development of facial identification technologies is of vital importance for security. We demonstrate that psychology can ensure innovation produces applications with effe...

Effecting an improvement to the fitness function. How to evolve a more identifiable face.

Conference Proceeding
Frowd, C., Park, J., McIntyre, A., Bruce, V., Pitchford, M., Fields, S., …Hancock, P. J. (2008)
Effecting an improvement to the fitness function. How to evolve a more identifiable face. In ECSIS Symposium on Bio-inspired Learning and Intelligent Systems for Security, 2008. BLISS '08doi:10.1109/bliss.2008.28
Constructing the face of a criminal from the selection of individual facial parts is a hard task. We have been working on a new system called EvoFIT that involves the selectio...

Evolving the face of a criminal: How to search a face space more effectively.

Conference Proceeding
Frowd, C. D., Bruce, V., Gannon, C., Robinson, M., Tredoux, C., Park, J., …Hancock, P. J. (2007)
Evolving the face of a criminal: How to search a face space more effectively. In ECSIS Symposium on Bio-inspired, Learning, and Intelligent Systems for Security, 2007. BLISS 2007doi:10.1109/bliss.2007.28
Witnesses and victims of serious crime are often required to construct a facial composite, a visual likeness of a suspect's face. The traditional method is for them to select ...

Adding Holistic Dimensions to a Facial Composite System

Conference Proceeding
Frowd, C., Bruce, V., McIntyre, A., & Hancock, P. (2006)
Adding Holistic Dimensions to a Facial Composite System. In 7th International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, 2006. FGR 2006doi:10.1109/fgr.2006.20
Facial composites are typically constructed by witnesses to crime by describing a suspect?s face and then selecting facial features from a kit of parts. Unfortunately, when pr...

The relative importance of external and internal features of facial composites

Journal Article
Frowd, C., Bruce, V., McIntyre, A., & Hancock, P. (2007)
The relative importance of external and internal features of facial composites. British Journal of Psychology, 98(1), 61-77. doi:10.1348/000712606x104481
Three experiments are reported that compare the quality of external with internal regions within a set of facial composites using two matching-type tasks. Composites are const...

Registered replication report: Schooler and Engstler-Schooler (1990)

Journal Article
Alogna, V. K., Attaya, M. K., Aucoin, P., Bahník, Š., Birch, S., Birt, A. R., …Zwaan, R. A. (2014)
Registered replication report: Schooler and Engstler-Schooler (1990). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9, 556-578. https://doi.org/10.1177/1745691614545653
Trying to remember something now typically improves your ability to remember it later. However, after watching a video of a simulated bank robbery, participants who verbally d...

Interviewing techniques for Darwinian facial-composite systems.

Journal Article
Frowd, C. D., Nelson, L., Skelton, F. C., Noyce, R., Atkins, R., Heard, P., …Hancock, P. J. B. (2012)
Interviewing techniques for Darwinian facial-composite systems. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 26, 576-584. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.2829
Eyewitnesses are often asked to describe the appearance of an offender’s face, normally as part of a cognitive interview (CI), and then to construct a facial composite of it b...

Whole-face procedures for recovering facial images from memory.

Journal Article
Frowd, C. D., Skelton, F. C., Hepton, G., Holden, L., Minahil, S., Pitchford, M., …Hancock, P. J. B. (2013)
Whole-face procedures for recovering facial images from memory. Science & Justice, 53, 89-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scijus.2012.12.004
Research has indicated that traditional methods for accessing facial memories usually yield unidentifiable images. Recent research, however, has made important improvements i...

Saccades and smooth pursuit eye movements trigger equivalent gaze-cued orienting effects

Journal Article
Langton, S. R., McIntyre, A. H., Hancock, P. J., & Leder, H. (2018)
Saccades and smooth pursuit eye movements trigger equivalent gaze-cued orienting effects. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 17470218.2017.1. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2017.1362703
Research has established that a perceived eye gaze produces a concomitant shift in a viewer’s spatial attention in the direction of that gaze. The two experiments reported her...

Recovering faces from memory: the distracting influence of external facial features.

Journal Article
Frowd, C. D., Skelton, F. C., Atherton, C., Pitchford, M., Hepton, G., Holden, L., …Hancock, P. J. B. (2012)
Recovering faces from memory: the distracting influence of external facial features. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 18, 224-238. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0027393
Recognition memory for unfamiliar faces is facilitated when contextual cues (e.g. head pose, background environment, hair and clothing) are consistent between study and test. ...