This project compares performance on static frontal pose lineups against a passive 3D lineup procedure, wherein participants passively view the test faces rotating. The research will also introduce and test a novel interactive 3D lineup procedure, wherein witnesses are able to rotate the lineup faces into any pose desired. Interactivity has been found to be beneficial in standard face recognition paradigms, but has never been examined under naturalistic conditions, such as in an eyewitness memory paradigm.
Participants (N > 6,000) watch a mock-crime video, and observe the perpetrator in either frontal, left profile, or right profile pose. They are tested with a frontal static, passive 3D, or interactive 3D lineup procedure. In the interactive condition, the researcher will record how participants rotated the faces.