Dullas, Angelo R.
University of Santo Tomas, Central Luzon State University, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tolentino, Marvin N.*
Central Luzon State University, Philippines (email@example.com)
For the past years, studies on face recognition were focused on the effects and influence of illumination, pose, and angle to the performance, which, in fairness, has been proven by different research works as the dominant factor of adding complexity to face recognition across age progression observed through photographs, specifically headshots (Ling, Soatto, Ramanathan, & Jacobs, 2007; Ramanathan & Chellappa, 2006; Ramanathan & Chellappa, 2005). However, studies on face verification and recognition with time lapses between pairs of photographs and the interaction on the sexual orientation of the identifier was somehow defocused on the factor of effects of age progression or the time interval between pairs of facial images on face recognition. Thus, the researchers aimed to resolve the gap on the prevailing literatures on face recognition by finding the effects of age interval of the stimuli and sexual orientation of the participants on face recognition using Filipino college students as sample. Results showed that the greater the age gaps between the pair of images, the lesser the chance of identifying it. In addition, it is also not important to consider whether identifier is male or female in terms of recognizing picture because based from the result of the experiment, sexual orientation does not have an effect on the performance of the participants in face recognition. The study was guided by the theory of Biederman (1987) and Recognition By Components (RBC) to analyze the findings.
Keywords: age gap; face recognition/identification; Filipino college students; sexual orientation