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    Quote Originally Posted by KOI View Post
    11/14, but two I second guessed myself and one I knew I didn't know.

    @Sistamatic: are you looking for anchoring points? Treat it like one of those games where they give you a picture littered with objects to memorize for a few seconds, then hide it, and either ask questions about it, or show you an altered version to spot differences in or find the objects from the previous picture in. The early ones are no-brainers because the pictures are the same. The later ones involve rotations so you need to pick your important features more carefully. Patterns of moles, shape of nose, how they hold their eyes, lip shape, set of jaw. Instead of trying to memorize the face, try and memorize a collection of self-understood features. Then, check the new photos to see which ones have those features--as you understand them to be. Break the image into conceptual blocks. They're easier to string together meaningfully, like words in a sentence. Strings are easier to compare than memories.
    The last time I was trying to recognize features that seemed unusual...like a longer chin or an upper lip that seemed to jut, or large ears...and that got me back up to six. I'm thinking about taking it next time I've had a couple of drinks to see if maybe I'm trying to hard and that's getting in the way. I'm used to being naturally good at most things, so this is really kind of amazing to me. It's like I'm watching a bunch of people flap their arms and fly and realizing that I was supposed to be able to do that all along.

    But lets say I do manage to use your technique to trick this test into thinking I can tell humans apart by their faces. It probably won't help much in daily life. After 46 years, I've probably gotten better than most at recognizing voices and walks or something. At least that's what I'm going to tell myself.

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    11/14

    Not a bad score considering all white people look the same
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    Quote Originally Posted by kali View Post
    11/14

    Not a bad score considering all white people look the same
    If there was only one white person in each movie, I could tell who they were every single time.
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    But when I see someone I know in public I often strongly doubt it's them.
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    Seems like their estimate of what makes someone above average at facial recognition is askew (going by the average score here).

    If they did the same but with women I believe I would find it much more difficult. Women all look the same to me.

    @Sistematic
    Any chance you're an autist? Apparently there can be a difference in how they process faces.

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    8 first try... i want to try this on a computer... the faces are absolutely tiny on my phone...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MySweetInsanity View Post
    Any chance you're an autist?
    Rofl. I get asked that a lot. I don't think so...maybe? Not sure it matters at this point.
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    I only got 7 first try. 10 second try.

    Was it my imagination or did the line-up pictures look distorted? Kind of shrunk and squashed. The one-off photos seemed to have more natural proportions. If those lineup array photos are what is really shown to witnesses, the police should be given a slap upside the head. It's like they are trying to make them hard to identify.

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    @Sistematic
    It probably doesn't matter in a general sense, but if you're asked it a lot and you're trying to explain why you're bad at this particular test, it seems relevant.

    @Senseye
    Yeah I was thinking it a bit distorted, but ended up concluding that men in profile just look fkn retarded. Like a vilociraptor's munted mammalian cousin.

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