It's surprisingly easy to trick people with a disguise, sneaky study finds

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Eilidh Noyes discusses her research into deliberate disguise and facial identification: "Our models used inexpensive simple disguises and there were no make-up artists involved... If people want to, it’s very easy to change their appearance.”

Period20 Feb 2019 → 24 Feb 2019

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  • TitleIt takes very little to successfully disguise yourself
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBig Think
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date24/02/19
    Description "Our models used inexpensive simple disguises and there were no make-up artists involved. If people want to, it's very easy to change their appearance."

    Other study participants were then asked to identify the person in each photo. For the evasion images, 30% of them got it wrong, even when they knew they were looking at people who might be in disguise. The impersonation pix weren't as successful at fooling people.

    At the conclusion of the study, all of the images were collected into a database called "FAÇADE" that's being offered to programmers and researchers developing facial recognition software.
    URLhttps://bigthink.com/mind-brain/simple-disguises-work
    PersonsEilidh Noyes
  • TitleIt's surprisingly easy to trick people with a disguise, sneaky study finds
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outlettechnewstube.com
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date21/02/19
    DescriptionIt could be much easier to pull off the perfect heist than you think. According to a new study from the UK, you don’t need to disguise yourself much in order to fool the average person into thinking they’re looking at someone else. It might even take as little as a goth makeover.

    “Our models used inexpensive simple disguises and there were no make-up artists involved,” she said in a statement. “If people want to, it’s very easy to change their appearance.”
    URLhttps://technewstube.com/gizmodo/1083005/its-surprisingly-easy-to-trick-people-with-a-disguise-sneaky-study-finds/
    PersonsEilidh Noyes
  • TitleIt's Surprisingly Easy to Trick People With a Disguise, Sneaky Study Finds
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletGizmodo.com
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date20/02/19
    Description"Our models used inexpensive simple disguises and there were no make-up artists involved,” she said in a statement. “If people want to, it’s very easy to change their appearance.”
    URLhttps://gizmodo.com/its-surprisingly-easy-to-trick-people-with-a-disguise-1832767214
    PersonsEilidh Noyes