Face Recognition

Cognitive and computational processes

Sam S. Rakover | University of Haifa
Baruch Cahlon | Oakland University, Michigan
ISBN 9789027251510 (Eur) | EUR 72.00
ISBN 9781588110510 (USA) | USD 108.00
ISBN 9789027298393 | EUR 72.00 | USD 108.00
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Face Recognition: Cognitive and Computational Processes critically discusses current research in face recognition, leading to an original approach with criminological applications. The book covers
  • The methodological and philosophical basis of research in face recognition.
  • Findings and their explanations, conceptual issues, theories and models of face recognition
  • The Catch Model (Rakover & Cahlon) for reconstructing (identifying) a face from memory, and other models and methods of face reconstruction.
  • Conscious perception and recognition of faces.
The book also discusses original ideas on conceptualizing face perception and recognition in tasks of facial cognition, developing the Schema Theory and the Catch Model, and introducing Rakover & Cahlon's discovery of the proposed law of Face Recognition by Similarity (FRBS). (Series B)
[Advances in Consciousness Research, 31]  2001.  x, 306 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“[...] an up-to-date, in-depth review of the theoretical and methodological issues in face perception and memory, and a wealth of empirical studies that bear on these issues. Analysis of existing cognitive, computational, and neurophysiological models of face perception and recognition lead the authors to a new creative model of their own.
The book is highly recommended to all who are interested in perception and memory of the most complex of visual stimulants, the human face.”
“Overall, the book is a useful resource for all those interested in face recognition research and provides a valuable analysis of key theoretical and methodological issues. [...] most of all it will be a valuable resource to those also attracted to forensic research.”
“[...] it is a pleasure to come across a research program that attempts integration, synthesis, and the broad theoretical view that Newell was advancing as an antidote to the potentially stagnating effects of a focus on phenomena. Sam Rakover and Baruch Cahlon present a summary of a research program with these laudable theoretical goals, which also happens to be a creative application of scientific psychology to the problem of eyewitness identification.”
“[...] the book will prove very valuable for forensic psychology and those more generally interested in the perception, memory, and recognition of human faces. Recommended.”
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Consciousness Research

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