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Science - 2009

The Secret to Face Recognition? Nature's Own "Bar Code"

http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/cliff-kuang/design-innovation/secret-fac...
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Every day, we recognize hundreds of faces without giving it a second thought, but unlocking exactly how humans pull off that seemingly simple feat has bedeviled researchers, who have been tantalized by the wealth of applications that the science promises. One researcher thinks he has the answer: our brains are trained to recognize the horizontal "lines" in faces--similar to a barcode.
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Type: Discovery  |
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facialrecognition, barcode, vertical, horizontal

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