Good To Know: How artists’ prosthetic masks are fooling people

Discover how prosthetics have advanced to an almost unidentifiable level

When people think of prosthetic masks, I’m sure many of us still remember a time when they were embarrassingly unconvincing, not unlike the Mission Impossible rubbery flop of a mask. However, as skills and artistry have advanced, so have prosthetic masks. In this video by Wired, these hyperreal masks have been shown to fool participants in studies easily.

What are your thoughts on prosthetic masks, do you think you could tell the difference?

Header Image Credit: "Latex mask" by Roo Reynolds is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

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