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Morphing facial composites constructed by different witnesses improves the internal facial configurations to enhance recognition

Morphing facial composites constructed by different witnesses improves the internal facial configurations to enhance recognition

Davis, Josh P. ORCID: 0000-0003-0017-7159, Valentine, Tim, Thorner, Kate, Gibson, Stuart and Solomon, Chris (2009) Morphing facial composites constructed by different witnesses improves the internal facial configurations to enhance recognition. In: DFP Annual Conference 2009 (British Psychological Society - Division of Forensic Psychology Conference), 23-25 Jun 2009, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Witnesses, unfamiliar with the suspect may be invited to produce a facial composite from memory. Experiments are reported in which composites were constructed using software relying on an evolutionary algorithm. Morphed composite images produced by 4 different witnesses (between-witness morphs) were named by participants familiar with those depicted more often than morphs produced by merging 4 images produced by the same witness (within-witness morphs), although both were better recognised than the original un-manipulated composites. It was subsequently found that the advantage for morphs was due to improvements in the internal configurations of the facial features.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: facial composites EFIT-V, EFIT, face recognition, eyewitness identification
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Applied Psychology Research Group
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/5203

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