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Prototyping and Transforming Facial Textures for Perception Research
A new, wavelet-based method for prototyping and transforming facial textures is presented and related to the loss of facial textures in the prototypes due to the blending process. Expand
Symmetry, sexual dimorphism in facial proportions and male facial attractiveness
Here, real and computer graphic male faces are used in order to demonstrate that symmetric faces are more attractive, but not reliably more masculine than less symmetry faces and that asymmetric faces possess characteristics that are attractive independent of symmetry, but that these characteristics remain at present undefined. Expand
Facial symmetry and judgements of apparent health: Support for a “good genes” explanation of the attractiveness–symmetry relationship
Abstract The "good genes" explanation of attractiveness posits that mate preferences favour healthy individuals due to direct and indirect benefits associated with the selection of a healthy mate.Expand
Correlated preferences for facial masculinity and ideal or actual partner's masculinity
It is shown that women's preferences for masculinity manipulated in male faces using techniques similar to the three most widely used methods are positively inter-related and positively related to ratings of the masculinity of their actual partner and their ideal partner. Expand
Menstrual cycle, pregnancy and oral contraceptive use alter attraction to apparent health in faces
Findings indicate raised progesterone level is associated with increased attraction to facial cues associated with possible direct benefits and suggest that women's face preferences are influenced by adaptations that compensate for weakened immune system responses during pregnancy and reduce the risk of infection disrupting foetal development. Expand
Female condition influences preferences for sexual dimorphism in faces of male humans (Homo sapiens).
Investigating whether the covariation between condition and preferences for masculinity would generalize to 2 further measures of female attractiveness: other-rated facial attractiveness and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) found women with high (unattractive) WHR and/or relatively low other-rating facial attractiveness preferred more "feminine" male faces when choosing faces for a long-term relationship. Expand
Symmetry Is Related to Sexual Dimorphism in Faces: Data Across Culture and Species
The findings support the claim that sexual dimorphism and symmetry in faces are signals advertising quality by providing evidence that there must be a biological mechanism linking the two traits during development and suggest that the signalling properties of faces are universal across human populations and are potentially phylogenetically old in primates. Expand
Facial cues of dominance modulate the short-term gaze-cuing effect in human observers
The findings suggest that the mechanisms that underpin reflexive gaze cuing evolved to be sensitive to facial cues of others’ dominance, potentially because such differential gaze cued promoted desirable outcomes from encounters with dominant individuals. Expand
The voice and face of woman: One ornament that signals quality?
Abstract The attractiveness of women's faces, voices, bodies, and odors appear to be interrelated, suggesting that they reflect a common trait such as femininity. We invoked novel approaches to testExpand
Facial attractiveness judgements reflect learning of parental age characteristics
It was found that women born to ‘old’ parents (over 30) were less impressed by youth, and more attracted to age cues in male faces than women with ‘young’Parents (under 30), and data indicate that judgements of facial attractiveness in humans reflect the learning of parental characteristics. Expand