Barcodes ‘help face recognition’

BBC News: “Faces are made up of “barcodes” which help us recognise each other, according to scientists. The researchers at Stirling University and UCL manipulated the faces of celebrities such as Marlon Brando and George Clooney for their study. Their results suggested that most of the information needed to identify someone could be found in the lines formed by the eyebrows, eyes and lips. They hope their research will help improve face recognition software.” – Just when I thought I had heard about every use for a barcode someone goes and barcodes my face.