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

Charlie Frowd cfrowd at uclan.ac.uk
Thu Mar 24 08:07:36 GMT 2011

... following on from what Colin is saying, I'd be happy to supply sample images generated synthetically: they do look realistic. Regards, Charlie.

Dr Charlie Frowd
Department of Psychology
203 Darwin
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
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>>> Colin Tredoux 23/03/11 2:21 PM >>>
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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1. black South African faces (Rachel Robbins)


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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).



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