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2014-03-06 08:36:31

Financing Led by Prominent Silicon Valley VC Seth Neiman's Private Investment Consortium; Intel Capital Provides Institutional Investment SAN DIEGO, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emotient, the leading authority in facial expression recognition, today announced that it has closed a $6 million Series B round of financing. The funding was led by Handbag, LLC, a new wave venture capital firm, created by noted Silicon Valley investor and former Crosspoint general partner Seth Neiman. Intel...

2014-02-17 12:28:02

Contest Celebrates Brand's One Million Facebook Fans LAS VEGAS, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For six years, 6pm.com, a leading online retailer in men's, women's and children's clothing, shoes and accessories has helped its loyal fans Score on the Style and Score on the Price. Today, the brand celebrates a major milestone--one million loyal Facebook fans. To recognize the role fans have played in the brand's success, 6pm.com is launching the One in A Million sweepstakes. The sweepstakes...

Psychologists Explain How Attractiveness Prevents The Recognition Of Faces
2014-02-04 14:58:45

Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena Great eyes, full lips and harmonious features: actress Angelina Jolie is in possession of all of these. That she is regarded as the epitome of female attractiveness doesn't come as a surprise for Dr. Holger Wiese of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany). "Her features combine many factors which contribute to the attractiveness of a face," the psychologist says. In his research, he mostly deals with the perception of faces. "On the one hand we...

2013-12-27 10:39:02

Human beings are highly efficient at recognizing familiar faces, even from very poor quality images. New research led by a psychologist at the University of York is using advances in the level of detail available in digital photography to harness this human ability for use in forensics. As the most commonly photographed objects are faces, there is potential in mining detailed facial images for hidden information. Until now, photographers might reasonably have assumed that their own face...

2013-12-18 13:04:34

New algorithm uses subtle changes to make a face more memorable without changing a person's overall appearance Do you have a forgettable face? Many of us go to great lengths to make our faces more memorable, using makeup and hairstyles to give ourselves a more distinctive look. Now your face could be instantly transformed into a more memorable one without the need for an expensive makeover, thanks to an algorithm developed by researchers in MIT's Computer Science and Artificial...

The Most Social Monkeys Have The Most Distinct Facial Features
2013-11-20 15:05:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study of Old World monkeys, published in the journal Nature Communications, has suggested that they rely on facial features to recognize each other, particularly for those primates living in larger groups. The new report comes from the same UCLA biologists that released a similar analysis of the faces of nearly 130 New World monkeys from Central and South America in 2012. "Humans are crazy for Facebook, but our research...

2013-11-13 13:58:11

Why does it take longer to recognize a familiar face when seen in an unfamiliar setting, like seeing a work colleague when on holiday? A new study published today in Nature Communications has found that part of the reason comes down to the processes that our brain performs when learning and recognizing faces. During the experiment, participants were shown faces of people that they had never seen before, while lying inside an MRI scanner in the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway...

2013-11-07 14:03:36

When a person is deemed trustworthy, we perceive that person's face to be more similar to our own, according to a new study published in Psychological Science. A team of scientists from the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway University, found that feelings of similarity towards others extend beyond social closeness and into physical characteristics, using trust as the basis in this experiment. Researchers showed volunteers images in which varying percentages of the volunteer's...

2013-11-07 12:41:53

Companies often put a personal face on products in an attempt to reach a deeper connection with consumers. New research suggests the same idea can be applied to social causes: Putting a human face on the campaign for a social cause actually increases support for it. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Researchers Hee-Kyung Ahn of Hanyang University, South Korea, Hae Joo Kim of Wilfrid Laurier University, and Pankaj...

Bodies Provide Important Cues For Recognizing People
2013-11-06 12:48:26

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Computer recognition of people has focused almost exclusively on faces, but a new study suggests it may be time to take additional information into consideration. A study published online Sept. 25, 2013 in the journal Psychological Science by researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) describes a series of experiments that demonstrates there is potentially more valuable...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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