If you find yourself reacting to the faces of the crowd, it is possible that one person in three million possesses a strange and unique ability: that of being a super-recognizer.
Like superheroes in comics, super-acs live among us, and a simple University of Greenwich online test can reveal whether you are one of them or now.
While he admits that there is no single test that determines whether or not you are a superrecognition, researcher Dr. Josh P. Davis has at least created one that anyone can do, which is free and easy to perform.
The testers will see an image of a man for a few seconds, then they must select that face from a list of people. The angle and timing of the two images will not always be the same, so it relies on a unique type of memorization developed in the fusiform area of the face, part of the visual cortex.
If you get a score of 10 out of 14 or higher, it may be a super stunt and additional tests are available if you want to take them.
Davis hopes to find these people to further study their ability, as they may have implications for law enforcement curricula.
Indeed, Andy Pope, a West-Midlands police officer is a super acHis talents have led to 2,100 arrests of perpetrators of various crimes, including 16 in one day, and of those who wore face masks. It has earned the nickname “Memory Cop” for obvious reasons.
The superrecognition, which says its ability is “impossible to explain” but credits the “instinct” with being right, detected 1,000 criminals between 2012 and 2018.
If you are interested in taking Davis’ five minute quiz, You can find it here.
Editor’s Note: The author of this story got 10 out of 14, can you do better?
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