Paper Boys

Episode 11

How many faces do you know?

If you're bad with faces, you may have a new scientific excuse.

How many different people could you recognize if you passed them on the street? As it turns out, this is a question science had never answered until now. Charlie brings in a paper with ingenious methods that open up a whole new world of questioning in facial recognition science.

Grad Student Highlight: Jacob Adams from MIT in Cambridge, MA shares his research!

Check out the journal article here and the author, Mike Burton’s Twitter account

Smithsonian Mag has a good article here, and you can check out several pop science articles at Science Daily, the Guardian , and Live Science.

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