Even the world’s best available training – used to train police, border control agents and other security personnel – does not compensate for natural talent in face recognition.
Same person or different person? Most people are extremely good at recognising faces of people they know well, but not so much strangers. See how well you perform on the tests in this story.
As CCTV cameras become more widespread, it's becoming more difficult for people to protect their locational privacy in public.
We're working on a 'cure' for congenital prosopagnosia.
Some people have a remarkable aptitude for recognising a face – are you one of them?
As many as one in 50 people are face blind, meaning they can't tell one face from another.
The death of the Brazilian electrician at the hands of the Metropolitan Police was a notorious case of mistaken identity. The same thing would probably happen today.