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

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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. ...

Understanding the multiframe caricature advantage for recognizing facial composites.

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Frowd, C. D., Skelton, F. C., Atherton, C., Pitchford, M., Bruce, V., Atkins, R., …Hancock, P. J. B. (2012)
Understanding the multiframe caricature advantage for recognizing facial composites. Visual Cognition, 20, 1215-1241. https://doi.org/10.1080/13506285.2012.743936
Eyewitnesses often construct a ‘composite’ face of a person they saw commit a crime, a picture that police use to identify suspects. We described a technique (Frowd et al., 2...

Interviewing techniques for Darwinian facial-composite systems.

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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...

Holistic face processing can inhibit recognition of forensic facial composites.

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Hancock, P. J. B., Frowd, C. D., Langton, S. R. H., & McIntyre, A. H. (2016)
Holistic face processing can inhibit recognition of forensic facial composites. Law and Human Behavior, 40(2), 128-135. https://doi.org/10.1037/lhb0000160
Facial composite systems help eyewitnesses to show the appearance of criminals. However, likenesses created by unfamiliar witnesses will not be completely accurate, and peopl...

Developmentally distinct gaze processing systems: Luminance versus geometric cues.

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Doherty, M. J., McIntyre, A. H., & Langton, S. R. (2015)
Developmentally distinct gaze processing systems: Luminance versus geometric cues. Cognition, 137, 72-80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2015.01.001
Two experiments examined how the different cues to gaze direction contribute to children’s abilities to follow and make explicit judgements about gaze. In each study participa...

Improving Discrimination and Face Matching with Caricature: Improving face matching with caricature

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McIntyre, A. H., Hancock, P. J. B., Kittler, J., & Langton, S. R. H. (2013)
Improving Discrimination and Face Matching with Caricature: Improving face matching with caricature. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 27(6), 725-734. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.2966
Summary: Identification of faces from photographs is a common security measure, but matching unfamiliar faces produces high rates of error. Caricatures of familiar people are ...

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

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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...

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

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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...

The psychology of face construction: Giving evolution a helping hand

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Frowd, C. D., Pitchford, M., Bruce, V., Jackson, S., Hepton, G., Greenall, M., …Hancock, P. J. B. (2011)
The psychology of face construction: Giving evolution a helping hand. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 25(2), 195-203. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.1662
Face construction by selecting individual facial features rarely produces recognisable images. We have been developing a system called EvoFIT that works by the repeated select...

Predict Your Child: a System to Suggest the Facial Appearance of Children

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Frowd, C. D., Bruce, V., Chang, H. Y., Plenderleith, Y., McIntyre, A. H., & Hancock, P. J. (2008)
Predict Your Child: a System to Suggest the Facial Appearance of Children. Journal of multimedia, 3(1), doi:10.4304/jmm.3.1.28-35
We have developed a novel software program called ‘Predict Your Child’ that, given photographs of potential parent faces, generates plausible looking children. The parent phot...