Head movements provide individual-recognition cues

June 12, 2001 | Source: Nature Science Update

We can recognize and identify the sex of individuals from how they move their heads and faces, according to University College London researchers.

Rigid head movements – nodding, shaking or tilting – are better than changes in expression at identifying individuals.

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The finding could improve face-recognition security and help to humanize animated synthespians.