Could a simple pair of glasses really fool us into thinking Superman and Clark Kent are two different people? Here, we investigated the perception of identity from face images with a task that relies on visual comparison rather than memory.

Participants were presented with two images simultaneously and were asked whether the images depicted the same person or two different people. The images demonstrated that glasses affect face matching ability using unconstrained images, and this has implications for both disguise research and authenticating identity in the real world.

Harv’s comment: So is the old cliché true…guys don’t make passes at girls that wear glasses?

Source of information: CinemaBlend.com

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