Face recognition algorithms and the other-race effect: computational mechanisms for a developmental contact hypothesis

@article{Furl2002FaceRA,
  title={Face recognition algorithms and the other-race effect: computational mechanisms for a developmental contact hypothesis},
  author={Nicholas Furl and P. Jonathon Phillips and Alice J. O'Toole},
  journal={Cognitive Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={26},
  pages={797-815}
}
People recognize faces of their own race more accurately than faces of other races. The “contact” hypothesis suggests that this “other-race effect” occurs as a result of the greater experience we have with ownversus other-race faces. The computational mechanisms that may underlie different versions of the contact hypothesis were explored in this study. We replicated the other-race effect with human participants and evaluated four classes of computational face recognition algorithms for the… CONTINUE READING