PEOPLE CAN RECOGNISE AT LEAST 5 000 FACES
PASSENGERS yesterday boarded a record-breaking, globe-spanning flight from Singapore to New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport.
The 19-hour 16 700km Singapore Airlines flight is officially the world’s longest nonstop commercial air route.
The A350 cabin interior has been designed to feel roomier, with fewer seats, wider windows, higher ceilings, almost vertical sidewalls, LED lighting and a low noise level, 1 200 hours of audiovisual entertainment and a wellness menu to improve passenger experience.
The flight yesterday topped the previous longest direct link between cities – Qatar Airways Flight 921 from Auckland to Doha, which takes 17 hours 40 minutes. Australia’s Qantas Airways is considering the introduction of an even longer 20hour Sydney-London flight from 2022. – Staff Reporter THE average person can recognise about 5 000 faces, a study has found.
Researchers gave participants an hour to list everyone whose face they could recall – including those whose name they were unsure of. They were also shown thousands of photos of famous people, including actors and politicians, and asked which they recognised.
On average, the participants recalled 362 faces they knew personally during the hour and recognised an average of 290 famous faces.
By extrapolating from the data – on the basis that the participants knew more faces than they were able to recall in the hour – the University of York researchers arrived at the average of 5 000.
Even the person with the lowest recall knew around 1 000 faces, while the person with the best memory knew 10 000. Dr Rob Jenkins, of the university’s Department of Psychology, said: “We haven’t yet found a limit on how many faces the brain can handle.”
The research was published in the journal Royal Society Proceedings. | Daily Mail
Jordanian Ambassador Ibrahim Awawdeh, spokesperson for the Arab cultural committee within the Council of Arab Ambassadors.