A study by scientists at Britain’s University of York found that our facial recognition abilities allow us to process the thousands of faces we encounter in busy social environments, on our smartphones and our television screens every day. Photo: Shutterstock

People can recognise 5,000 faces, study finds

Study team believes this figure – the first ever baseline of human ‘facial vocabulary’ – could aid the development of facial recognition software

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A study by scientists at Britain’s University of York found that our facial recognition abilities allow us to process the thousands of faces we encounter in busy social environments, on our smartphones and our television screens every day. Photo: Shutterstock
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