Does Someone Else Have Your Face? Doppelgängers Explained!

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They say everyone has a doppelgänger, but is that really true? This week we meet a young woman who found her own look-alike, and figure out how we actually recognize faces.

TEST YOUR FACE MEMORY!

Cambridge Memory Test
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Thorn Child Finder Challenge
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Acknowledgements:
Dr. Teghan Lucas, University of New South Wales
Dr. Martin Eimer, Cambridge University
Dr. Michael Sheehan, Cornell University
Amanda Green (her real Instagram is @4mandagreen)
Ruben van der Dussen/Thorn

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Johnson et al. (1991) Newborns’ preferential tracking of face-like stimuli and its subsequent decline. Cognition. 40(1-2):1-19.

Lucas et al. (2016). Comparing the face to the body, which is better for identification? International Journal of Legal Medicine. 130(2):533-40 DOI 10.1007/s00414-015-1158-6

Lucas et al. (2015). Are human faces unique? A metric approach to finding single individuals without duplicates in large samples. Forensic Science International 257 514.e1–514.e6

Parr (2011) The evolution of face processing in primates. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. 366, 1571. DOI https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2010.0358

Robertson et al. (2016). Unfamiliar face recognition : Security, surveillance and smartphones. The Journal of the Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center. (14-21).

Thomas (2013). Forensic Anthropology of the Living. Human Skeleton In Forensic Medicine (408-435).

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