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Super-recognisers with exceptional face memory: Research and applied implications

Super-recognisers with exceptional face memory: Research and applied implications

Davis, Josh P. ORCID: 0000-0003-0017-7159 (2019) Super-recognisers with exceptional face memory: Research and applied implications. In: Workshop at the University of Cape Town, 16 July 2019, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Abstract

In the ten years since the first research paper describing super-recognisers was published in 2009, super-recognisers with exceptional skills at face recognition have been deployed by police forces in a number of countries. They have made thousands of suspect identifications from CCTV, generating crucial leads so as to secure inculpating evidence. This led to a high proportion of convictions, although they have also assisted in missing person cases, inquests into deaths at major disasters, and at spotting troublemakers in large crowds. This presentation will describe some of the applied, cognitive, and neuroscientific research investigating this skill, together with case studies that provide a blueprint for best deployment practice; and the specifics of tests used to generate over 50 jobs outside policing.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Super-recognisers
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Applied Psychology Research Group
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2020 14:30
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/26433

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