Super Recogniser - University Study

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have partnered with Super-Recognisers International Ltd. to study how face-experts, compared to typical individuals, are able to identify and recognise faces. We are therefore looking for Super-Recognisers to take part in our study. We will reimburse you for your time and travel expenses and will arrange hotel accommodation for you.

Volunteers will be invited to come to the University of Birmingham’s School of Psychology on two consecutive days to perform simple visual judgment tasks while brain activity is recorded using an electroencephalogram (EEG) cap. The total experiment duration is 10 hours, split over the two days. Volunteers may also be invited to complete a magnetic-resonance imaging scan (MRI).

The study requires male and female participants aged between 18-45 years old, with no neurological condition (e.g., epilepsy, brain trauma or neurosurgical procedure, etc.) and no history of psychiatric disorders (e.g., major depression, schizophrenia, etc.). Volunteers need to be established super-recognisers, as assessed by the long form of the Cambridge Face Memory Test (CFMT+, with a score of >88%). For scientific purposes, volunteers will be tested for face recognition ability prior to coming to Birmingham.

Volunteers will be compensated for two full days of work at a rate of £20/h (i.e. for a total of £320) for participating in the experiment. Travel expenses (e.g. train tickets) will also be reimbursed.

Our research team consist of world leading scientists in the field of vision and cognitive-neuroscience. By taking part in this large-scale research project, you will make a significant contribution to our understanding of the brain mechanisms underlying visual expertise and face recognition ability.

For more details, please contact: 

Simon Faghel-Soubeyrand
M.Sc., PhD candidate

School of Psychology, University of Birmingham
infer.super.recognisers@gmail.com