Train your brain to remember her name: Key patent for cognitive training system using face-name associations

– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 8,197,258 Today we are sharing a 2012 patent by Posit Science aimed at enhancing cognitive ability using face-name associations. U.S. Patent No. 8,197,258: Cognitive training using face-name associations Assignee(s): Posit Science Corporation Inventor(s): Peter B. Delahunt, Joseph L. Hardy, Henry W. Mahncke, Shruti Gangadhar Technology Category: NeuroCognitive Training Issue Date: June 12, 2012 SharpBrains’ Take: The facial recognition capacities of the human brain serves a critical function, from when an infant first makes eye-contact with its mother throughout the span of adulthood where we must be able to identify and distinguish other people in order to navigate and operate in society. The ‘258 patent describes approaches relating to not only facial recognition, but face-name associations with training methods that may be applied to both real-world faces (e.g., people in an organization to which a user belongs) or unknown faces (i.e., fictitious or unknown people presented merely for training purposes). Similar to other Posit patent disclosures, the ‘258 patent teaches approaches that may be applied iteratively to vary the level of difficulty as the user learns and improves in skill. The system also considers varying aspects of facial presentation such as view, expression and other variations to modulate the difficulty in making face-name association. The important area of human facial recognition/identif...
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