Object recognition is the ability to perceive an object’s physical properties (such as shape, colour and texture) and apply semantic attributes to the object, which includes the understanding of its use, previous experience with the object and how it relates to others.
Face perception refers to an individual's understanding and interpretation of the face, particularly the human face, especially in relation to the associated information processing in the brain.
When you see an object or a face, you know it is a certain object or face because you previously encountered it before. This is known as recognition memory, further subdivided into recollection and familiarity (a.k.a. "remembering" and "knowing" respectively). Experiments can be designed to test various object and face processes in humans.
Below is a demonstration of a facial recognition experiment created by Cognilab:
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