Alice Towler

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Our brains are wired to recognise faces holistically, but focusing on two standout features can improve performance, a new UNSW study shows.

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Psychologists are hoping the UNSW Face Test will help unearth more of Australia’s top performers in facial recognition, known as super-recognisers.

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Even the world’s best available training – used to train police, border control agents and other security personnel – does not compensate for natural talent in face recognition.