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Title: Preferred spatial frequencies for human face processing are associated with optimal class discrimination in the machine
Author: Keil, Matthias S.
Lapedriza Garcia, Àgata  
Masip Rodó, David
Vitrià Marca, Jordi
Keywords: Artificial face recognition systems
Psychophysical studies
Issue Date: 2-Jul-2008
Publisher: PLoS ONE
Citation: Keil, M., Lapedriza, A., Masip, D. & Vitrià Marca, J. (2008). Preferred spatial frequencies for human face processing are associated with optimal class discrimination in the machine. PLoS ONE, 3(7), e2590-. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002590
Also see: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0002590&type=printable
Abstract: Psychophysical studies suggest that humans preferentially use a narrow band of low spatial frequencies for face recognition. Here we asked whether artificial face recognition systems have an improved recognition performance at the same spatial frequencies as humans. To this end, we estimated recognition performance over a large database of face images by computing three discriminability measures: Fisher Linear Discriminant Analysis, Non-Parametric Discriminant Analysis, and Mutual Information. In order to address frequency dependence, discriminabilities were measured as a function of (filtered) image size. All three measures revealed a maximum at the same image sizes, where the spatial frequency content corresponds to the psychophysical found frequencies. Our results therefore support the notion that the critical band of spatial frequencies for face recognition in humans and machines follows from inherent properties of face images, and that the use of these frequencies is associated with optimal face recognition performance.
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/101697
ISSN: 1932-6203MIAR
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