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The Measure of perceived similarity between faces: old issues for a new method

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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DOI: 10.1007/s13164-014-0229-9

Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:10970
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Visual perception, faces, similarity, cognitive psychology
Subjects:Area 09 - Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione > ING-INF/05 Sistemi di elaborazione delle informazioni
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Scienze Politiche, Scienze della Comunicazione e Ingegneria dell'Informazione
Publisher:Springer Netherlands
ISSN:1878-5158
eISSN:1878-5166
Deposited On:11 Jun 2015 17:31

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