Brayovic Super-Recognizer Analysis

Sister Lucy Truth commissioned the exceptional facial recognition abilities of Ms. Dragica Brayovic, a facial “super-recognizer,” whose capacity to process and analyze facial identities and features is above average. Ms. Brayovic is currently involved in the cutting-edge research on super-recognizers, conducted by Dr. David White at UNSW Sydney.

Ms. Brayovic concludes that the pre-1967 and post-1967 Sr. Lucys are certainly different individuals.

What is a Super-Recognizer?

Super-recognizers (SRs) are individuals who are extremely proficient at processing facial identity.

— “Super-Recognizers: From the Lab to the World and Back Again” (2019), British Journal of Psychology 

READ A REVIEW OF THE CURRENT SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE ON SUPER-RECOGNIZERS HERE.

Our discovery of super-recognizers demonstrates that people can not only be much worse than average at face recognition (as in developmental prosopagnosia), but also much better than average.

— “Super-Recognizers: People with Extraordinary Face Recognition Ability” (2009), Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

READ THE SEMINAL WORK DISCUSSING SUPER-RECOGNIZERS AND FACIAL RECOGNITION ABILITY HERE.

FROM THE REPORT

Based on my extensive review I can determine the following points set forth below.

Conclusion on Images:

The group of unknown images depict two different women.

1. Subject A (young Sr. Lucy) is the same person as Subject B (adult, pre-1967 Sr. Lucy)
2. Subject B is a different person than Subject C (1967 Sr. Lucy II)
3. Subject B is a different person than Subject D (elderly, post-1967 Sr. Lucy)
4. Subject C is the same person as Subject D

Ms. Brayovic was also asked to analyze the face of Sr. Lucy in two video excerpts. Ms. Brayovic was asked to examine the 1967 Sr. Lucy, shown between 18:45 and 21:46 of the following video: https://arquivos.rtp.pt/conteudos/a-irma-lucia/

Next, she was asked to analyze the face of Sr. Lucy (the elderly, post-1967 Sr. Lucy) in this video, featured between :30 and 2:00: https://youtu.be/GQf2IaPF9V4?t=30

Conclusion on Video Excerpts:

The video excerpts depict a different woman than the known Subject A/B (the real Sr. Lucy).