This is a paper that focuses on the Facial recognition in humans and technology. The paper also requires writing a magazine article for psychology audience.
Facial recognition in humans and technology
Perception Article: Facial recognition in humans and technology
You are required to write a magazine article that will be published in a psychology magazine designed for general audiences (that is, anyone who is interested in reading about psychology). Capitalising on the interest in facial recognition technologies, the magazine editor has asked for a piece that explains how facial recognition works in humans. While the context of the piece is technology, the focus should remain on human facial recognition. There are many cues and processes that humans (and technologies) use to recognise faces, and the article does not need to address all of them.
The purposes of this task are to:
Consolidate your knowledge of neurophysiological mechanisms of perception
Apply theoretical concepts to real-world ideas
Communicate academic research and complex ideas to a general audience
The article must include the following:
An engaging title
Context around the use of facial recognition technology
Identification and explanation of similarities and/or differences between how humans and technologies recognise faces
Identification and explanation of a facial recognition task that technology finds difficult that humans are capable of doing
Explanation of neural areas that relate to facial recognition
Appropriate reference to academic literature
Design appropriate to your choice of presentation. This does not need to be extensive. It is possible to do well in this criterion without using images, colour, or complicated layouts. However, it should look different to a document of plain text.
The article may include the following:
Explanation of one of the processes that technology uses to recognise faces (that is unique to technology)
Secondly, an argument to whether or not technology should be advanced by using knowledge about human recognition
Thirdly, an opinion on whether technologies are better or worse, or could be better or worse, than human abilities
Fourthly, identification and explanation of situations in which human recognition and/or technological recognition fail
Additionally, relevant images with captions
Lastly, information presented in textboxes or sidebars