Lorusso, Ludovica and Pulina, Luca and Grosso, Enrico (2015) The Measure of perceived similarity between faces: old issues for a new method. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, Vol. 6 (2), p. 317-339. ISSN 1878-5158. eISSN 1878-5166. Article.
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Measuring perceived similarity is an important issue in visual perception of faces, since a measure of the perceived similarity between faces may be used to investigate fundamental tasks like face categorization and recognition. Despite its fundamental role, measuring perceived similarity between faces is not trivial from both a theoretical and methodological point of view. In this paper we present theoretical arguments that undermine the method currently most used to measure perceived similarity between faces in visual perception, and we propose an alternative method. We finally compare the two methods and find some empirical evidence that the proposed method can provide a more reliable evaluation of the perceived similarity between faces.
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