This thematic series, published in Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications (CR:PI), focuses on face perception and person recognition.
The field has developed rapidly over the past 40 years, and we now have advanced understanding of how human brains process human faces, and the relationships between face processing and the perception of other aspects of the person such as voices and bodies. Despite this increase in knowledge, problems of misidentification continue to arise in criminal and security contexts, and many wider social activities rely on accurate reading of faces from subtle social signals.
This series seeks to highlight research articles that investigate the nature of individual differences in face perception and/or person recognition, and which consider theoretical alongside applied implications of their findings.
- Professor Vicki Bruce, Newcastle University
- Dr Karen Lander, University of Manchester
- Dr Markus Bindemann, University of Kent
This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Guest Editors declare no competing interests.