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Menstrual cycle, trait estrogen level, and masculinity preferences in the human voice
It was found women displayed general masculinity preferences for men's voices; masculinity preferences were greater in the fertile (late-follicular) phase of the cycle than the non-fertile (early- follicular and luteal) phase; and this effect was most pronounced for women with low average E3G concentration. Expand
Commitment to relationships and preferences for femininity and apparent health in faces are strongest on days of the menstrual cycle when progesterone level is high
It is found that women's preferences for social cues associated with possible direct benefits and commitment to relationships are strongest during conditions characterized by raised progesterone level, while attraction to men displaying cues related to possible indirect benefits is strongest when women are most fertile. Expand
Facial appearance is a cue to oestrogen levels in women
It is demonstrated that female facial appearance holds detectable cues to reproductive health that are considered attractive by other people. 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
Evidence for the stress-linked immunocompetence handicap hypothesis in humans
Positive relationships between testosterone, facial attractiveness and immune function (antibody response to a hepatitis B vaccine) in human males are shown and some preliminary evidence that these relationships are moderated by naturally co-occurring cortisol is presented. 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
Adiposity, compared with masculinity, serves as a more valid cue to immunocompetence in human mate choice
It is shown that adiposity, but not masculinity, significantly mediates the relationship between a direct measure of immune response (hepatitis B antibody response) and attractiveness for both body and facial measurements, and that circulating testosterone is more closely associated with adiposity than masculinity. Expand
Evidence for the stress-linked immunocompetence handicap hypothesis in human male faces
Female preferences for low cortisol and the nature of its interaction with T in humans are demonstrated, as well as indicating the traits that may be signalled by different combinations of the hormones including immune response, current health and resource acquisition characteristics. Expand
Body height, immunity, facial and vocal attractiveness in young men
Health, facial and vocal attributes and body height of men may affect a diverse range of social outcomes such as attractiveness to potential mates and competition for resources. Despite evidence thatExpand
Effects of food quality on trade‐offs among growth, immunity and survival in the greater wax moth Galleria mellonella
This study tested trade‐offs among growth, immunity and survival in 3 groups of greater wax moth (Galleria mellonella) larvae fed on diets of high and average nutritional quality, finding rapid growth and weak immunity in the larvae of the high‐energy food group. Expand