[Face-research-list] Artificial faces as alternatives to real faces for publication

Colin Tredoux colin.tredoux at uct.ac.za
Wed Mar 23 14:18:02 GMT 2011

This message is intended to reply to Rachel Robbins' request, but it may be
of more general interest to others here.
The faces I have made available to a number of people for research are
indeed not available for publication, but a good alternative is to use
synthetic faces - we have produced some software (ID) here at Cape Town that
does a good job of producing highly realistic synthetic faces (not
identifiable by blind raters as synthetic faces at levels above chance).  It
is very similar in many respects to the programs EVOFIT (Frowd and Hancock),
and EIGENFIT (Solomon and Gibson et al.)

I'll send you a couple of these if you are interested, Rachel.

Colin Tredoux
University of Cape Town

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> Hi everyone,
> I ran a study using some great faces from Colin Tredoux, but the faces
> do not have permission for publication so I need just a few black
> African faces that I can use to make example stimuli for the paper
> (preferably black South African, but African-American or other parts
> of African would do). If any one has some, or knows a database that
> has some please let me know!
> (The Cohn-Kanade database has some but they are not the ones available
> for publication).
> Thanks!
> Rachel
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Colin Tredoux
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South Africa
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