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Infants Can Recognize Emotions In Facial Expressions
2013-06-27 18:43:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in the journal Infancy shows that babies are able to recognize each other's moods by five months of age. Brigham Young University researchers determined that infants are able to sometimes see what adults can't when looking at their peers. "Newborns can't verbalize to their mom or dad that they are hungry or tired, so the first way they communicate is through affect or emotion," says psychology professor Ross...

Facial Recognition Is Getting Better
2013-05-25 05:06:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A test of three different facial recognition systems using one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects as a test subject has helped demonstrate the value of the technology as a law enforcement tool, Michigan State University (MSU) researchers claim in a new study. Working in the East Lansing, Michigan university´s Pattern Recognition and Image Processing laboratory, MSU computer science and engineering professor Anil Jain and...

2013-05-09 23:49:57

Subscription-based service offers small law enforcement departments an easy and cost-effective way to positively identify potential suspects Conway, N.H. (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 Animetrics, a developer of advanced 3D facial recognition and identity management solutions for law enforcement and the military, today announced the availability of ID-Ready, a subscription-based online service for smaller law enforcement departments. The service takes a grainy, partial view, angulated 2D facial...

Fooling Facial Recognition With Specialty Glasses
2013-01-22 10:46:13

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One of the more creepy technologies to emerge in recent years is facial recognition. With this technology, mannequins can determine what kind of people are passing by them at stores, televisions can determine which family member is watching, and bars can instantly check incoming patrons in via social networking. The automated seamlessness of this technology has the potential to do some very cool things in the future. Yet, no...

Trust Me! I Have Brown Eyes And The Face To Go With Them
2013-01-11 04:42:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Ever wonder what makes you feel that instinctive sense of trust — or mistrust — when you meet someone new? In a new study published this week in the online journal PLoS ONE, researchers at Charles University in the Czech Republic explored this question by asking 238 participants to look at the faces of 80 students and rate their trustworthiness, attractiveness and dominance. As expected, the team found that all three...

2013-01-05 05:00:17

Reporte Informativo produced an original short film with artists from India to raise awareness about the new habits created by full-time connectivity and how online connection is replacing face-to-face conversation. (PRWEB) January 04, 2013 According to recent research, about half of Facebook users connect from their Smartphones on a daily basis. This accounts for 500 million people who spend a large amount of their time exchanging content and posting photos at any time and from anywhere....

2012-12-28 15:43:40

Research using new technology shows that our ability to imitate facial expressions depends on learning that occurs through visual feedback. Studies of the chameleon effect confirm what salespeople, tricksters, and Lotharios have long known: Imitating another person´s postures and expressions is an important social lubricant. But how do we learn to imitate with any accuracy when we can´t see our own facial expressions and we can´t feel the facial expressions of others?...

It's Easier To Read Body Language Than Facial Expressions
2012-11-30 14:41:33

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Conventional wisdom, and current theoretical models, indicates that one can examine another's facial expressions to judge if they have just hit the jackpot or lost everything in the stock market. A new study, however, says this just isn't the way it works. A research team from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, New York University and Princeton University found that body language, rather than facial expressions, provides a...

Scientist Break Down The Biology Of Gazes
2012-11-27 05:52:10

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) recently discovered that the best way to look at a person´s face is below their eyes, providing an explanation that is also linked to cultural background and other similar factors. "It's pretty fast, it's effortless —— we're not really aware of what we're doing," explained Miguel Eckstein, a professor of psychology in the Department of...


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