The Glasgow face matching test

Burton, A.M., White, D. and McNeill, A. (2010) The Glasgow face matching test. Behavior Research Methods, 42(1), pp. 286-291. (doi:10.3758/BRM.42.1.286)

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We describe a new test for unfamiliar face matching, the Glasgow Face Matching Test (GFMT). Viewers are shown pairs of faces, photographed in full-face view but with different cameras, and are asked to make same/different judgments. The full version of the test comprises 168 face pairs, and we also describe a shortened version with 40 pairs. We provide normative data for these tests derived from large subject samples. We also describe associations between the GFMT and other tests of matching and memory. The new test correlates moderately with face memory but more strongly with object matching, a result that is consistent with previous research highlighting a link between object and face matching, specific to unfamiliar faces. The test is available free for scientif ic use.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Burton, Prof Anthony
Authors: Burton, A.M., White, D., and McNeill, A.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
Journal Name:Behavior Research Methods
ISSN (Online):1554-3528

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
464151Bilateral Australia: Solving the passport problem: Improving face matching through choice of images.Anthony BurtonEconomic & Social Research Council (ESRC)RES-000-22-2519Psychology