Super-recognizers: people with extraordinary face recognition ability.

@article{Russell2009SuperrecognizersPW,
  title={Super-recognizers: people with extraordinary face recognition ability.},
  author={Richard Russell and Brad Duchaine and Ken Nakayama},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          252-7
        }
}
We tested 4 people who claimed to have significantly better than ordinary face recognition ability. Exceptional ability was confirmed in each case. On two very different tests of face recognition, all 4 experimental subjects performed beyond the range of control subject performance. They also scored significantly better than average on a perceptual discrimination test with faces. This effect was larger with upright than with inverted faces, and the 4 subjects showed a larger "inversion effect… CONTINUE READING
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