1, Stoica Mihaela-Zoica2
Abstract: During their lifetime, people learn to recognize thousands of faces that they in teract with. 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. The proportions and expressions of
the human face are important to identify origin, emotional tendencies, health qualities, and some social
information. From birth, faces are important in the individual's social interaction. Face perceptions are ver y
complex as the recognition of facial expressions involves extensive and diverse areas in the brain. Our main
goal is to put emphasis on presenting human faces specialized studies, and also to highlight the importance of
attractiviness in their retention. We will see that there are many factors that influence face recognition.
Keywords: facial recognition; attractiveness; perception; memory
From the base level mental processes, perception plays an important role. Subjects, who are in
front of images representing faces of young people, are bombarded with a number of extremely high-
light stimuli, forms, diversity, fine lines, general facial structure and details. It is known that
perception is the mental processing and interpretation of sensory information in the form of an image
important for the subject.
With reference to visual perception, more involved in the situation, it has an enlightening part-
perceptual image, made by combining all existing stimuli. Thus, perception takes place way of
perceiving reality which later will facilitate all other processes influencing visual memory.
If we were to identify perception‘s determinants, surely that we turn to the quality and sensory
modality, duration being a factor which relates the relation between the action of stimuli, referred to
the image presented and the duration of the perceptual process; the age of subjects is a factor that
influences the dynamics of perception; gender differences are a key factor which reveals the
importance; behavioral elements and personality traits predispose individuals to perceive in a manner
consistent with them - the best proof of this is the projective personality tests ( Aniei, 2010).
Except, as we said, in this study memory, short term memory and iconic memory works, bringing a
significant contribution to the achievement and understanding many aspects.
1 Student, Danubius University of Galati, F aculty of Law, Romania, Address: 3 Galati Blvd, 800654 Galati, Romania, Tel.:
+40372361102, Fax: +40372361290, Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 Student, Danubius University of Galati, Romania, Address: 3 Galati Blvd, 800654 Galati, Romania, Tel.: +40372361102,
Fax: +40372361290, E-mail: email@example.com.