Eyes Help Brain To Recognize Faces: Study

by VR Sreeraman on  March 29, 2009 at 11:23 AM Research News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Font : A-A+

 Eyes Help Brain To Recognize Faces: Study
University of Barcelona researchers say that the brain extracts important information for face recognition principally from the eyes, and secondly from the mouth and nose.

The research team obtained this result by analysing 868 male and 868 female face images in a way similar to that of the brain.

They observed that the most useful information is obtained from the images if their size is around 30 x 30 pixels.

The researchers also found that the images of eyes conveyed more reliable information to the brain compared to images of the mouth and nose, suggesting that face recognition mechanisms in the brain are specialized to the eyes.

According to the study group, their work complements a previously conducted study that showed that artificial face recognition systems have the best recognition performance when processing rather small face images - meaning that machines should do it just like humans.

The current study has been published in the open-access journal PLoS Computational Biology.

Source: ANI
SRM

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Parkinsons Disease Parkinsons Disease Surgical Treatment Nervous Tic Brain Brain Facts Vision LASIK Surgery Facts Ataxia Allergy Eye Drops Routine Eye Examination 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive