Knowing Faces - How the Fruit Fly Illustrates the Brain’s Capabilities
Face recognition technology is now used in many applications. Financial institutions use it as an electronic personal identifier, and governments apply surveillance technology to improve public safety. Although face recognition technology has been developed to an advanced level, it is still unclear how humans are able to recognize such a large amount of faces in a fraction of a second. For the past three years, Professor Charles F. STEVENS from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has sought to answer this question.
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