Person recognition based on memory of back view

Keiichi Yonemura, Fuminori Ono, Katsumi Watanabe

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Abstract

In the present study, we examined recognition performance with back view of a person in an accidental recognition paradigm. Participants performed a dummy evaluation task of individually presented photographs of persons (either front view or back view of male or female individuals) without knowing that they would subsequently perform an accidental recognition test with front view. The recognition performance was generally low when the back view faces were shown during the evaluation session, compared with when the front view faces were shown. However, it was better than chance level except when male participants viewed female photographs. The results also supported the female advantage in person recognition (i.e., female participants were generally better) and partly the own gender bias even with the back view photographs (i.e., person recognition of persons in the same gander group was better). One possible explanation for the present findings would be that the recognition of persons with memory of back-views is based on the outlines and other contextual information (e.g., head-shape, hair-style, hair color) and the female participants might pay more attention to those contextual information, which might lead to the higher recognition performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering, ICBAKE 2013
Pages58-61
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 17
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering, ICBAKE 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2013 Jul 52013 Jul 7

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2013 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering, ICBAKE 2013

Other

Other2013 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering, ICBAKE 2013
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period13/7/513/7/7

Keywords

  • Back view
  • Component
  • Face
  • Gender differences
  • Recognition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology

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    Yonemura, K., Ono, F., & Watanabe, K. (2013). Person recognition based on memory of back view. In Proceedings - 2013 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering, ICBAKE 2013 (pp. 58-61). [6603472] (Proceedings - 2013 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering, ICBAKE 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICBAKE.2013.12