Visual processing of facial distinctiveness.

  title={Visual processing of facial distinctiveness.},
  author={Philip J. Benson and David I Perrett},
  volume={23 1},
Three experiments are reported in which the role of facial distinctiveness in linedrawing representations of famous faces has been examined. In the first subjects were asked to select their impressions of best likeness interactively from a continuous range of drawings generated in real-time. On average, 42% of caricatures were considered to be the best likeness of famous individuals. The distinctiveness of the target faces related by independent observers correlated with the degree of… CONTINUE READING