The Cambridge Face Memory Test Measures How Good You Are At Remembering Faces

Some people are great with faces, others not so much. For both groups—and everyone in-between—this online test presents a way to quantify your facial memory (i.e., your ability to recognise and remember faces).

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The Cambridge Face Memory Test is designed to assess whether or not people have face recognition difficulties. It requires 20 minutes of your time and a quiet environment. The test will include tasks like choosing from a line-up a face you were previously shown; it's pretty simple and straightforward.

At the end of the test you'll get a % score — a measurement, once and or all, of your facial memory skills. (So, how'd you do?)

Recall that if you have trouble remembering people, you could also try to picture them as cartoons.

Cambridge Face Memory Test [via BoingBoing]


    I got 97%! I always knew I was good at facial recognition though

    Thought I would do about average and got 90%, which I guess is slightly above average.

    Heh, 71/72, always thought I was better with faces than names, but that surprised me.

    71/72 as well, I rarely forget a face, peoples names on the other hand...

    A humble personal input on the topic:

    No evaluation can be regarded as significant, IF it has not iterated over and over to meet a base threshold of statistically significance level! And even more, is the fact that you can not possibly run this "test" thoroughly over a human subject and average over the results and call it a good indicator of actual performance. The reason lies within the structure of the human learning curve! You learn how to do better each time you repeat the test! So the average is not a good indicator of overall performance, because the result of iterations is not independent of previous run. Now, someone can suggest that you can give each run a significance weight, and decrease it as you repeat the test. But again, the subject being the human gives the problem highly non-linear nature. So the weighting can ultimately end up being a random modification! And I am not even taking into consideration the impact of mood, concentration, state of mind, and etc!

      Sure thing ...

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