Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, you can explore the latest ideas in science and technology.
Enjoy listening to a short talk before engaging in debate and discussion with our guest speaker.
We’ll be joined by Dr Emma Portch on Tuesday 1 October from 7:30pm until 9:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
The changing face of crime: how can we improve the recognisability of facial composites?
Facial composites are computerised visual likenesses, constructed by witnesses and victims of crime, and released via the media in the hope that someone will recognise the constructed individual. While some composites are fairly accurate reconstructions that generate important investigative leads, others appear comical and may detract from the seriousness of the offence (who remembers the Cheshire Cat Burglar?). Join us to explore how psychologists can work with the police to improve the quality of composite images, have a go at recognising ‘celebrity’ composites and test your ability to generate accurate facial descriptions.
You’ll find us at Cafe Boscanova on the first Tuesday evening of the month.
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