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Transfer between pose and illumination training in face recognition.

Bhuiyan, Md. A-Amin; Liu, Chang Hong; Bhuiyan, Md Al Amin; Bhuiyan, Md. Al-Amin; Ward, James; Sui, Jie


Md. A-Amin Bhuiyan

Chang Hong Liu

Md Al Amin Bhuiyan

Md. Al-Amin Bhuiyan

James Ward

Jie Sui


The relationship between pose and illumination learning in face recognition was examined in a yes-no recognition paradigm. The authors assessed whether pose training can transfer to a new illumination or vice versa. Results show that an extensive level of pose training through a face-name association task was able to generalize to a new illumination (Experiments 1 and 3), but an equal level of illumination training failed to generalize to a new pose (Experiment 2). The transfer of pose training was likely to depend on a relatively extensive level of training because the same faces with reduced level of exposure (Experiment 4) were unable to reproduce the transfer effect. The findings suggest that generalization of pose training may be extended to different types of image variation, whereas generalization of illumination training may be confined within the trained type of variation. © 2009 American Psychological Association.


Liu, C. H., Bhuiyan, M. A., Ward, J., & Sui, J. (2009). Transfer between pose and illumination training in face recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35(4), 939-947.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2009-08
Deposit Date Nov 13, 2014
Journal Journal Of Experimental Psychology-Human Perception And Performance
Print ISSN 0096-1523
Electronic ISSN 0096-1523
Publisher American Psychological Association
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 35
Issue 4
Pages 939-947
Keywords Face recognition
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