Darwinian aesthetics: sexual selection and the biology of beauty

@article{Grammer2003DarwinianAS,
  title={Darwinian aesthetics: sexual selection and the biology of beauty},
  author={Karl Grammer and Bernhard Fink and A. P. M{\O}ller and Randy Thornhill},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  year={2003},
  volume={78}
}
Current theoretical and empirical findings suggest that mate preferences are mainly cued on visual, vocal and chemical cues that reveal health including developmental health. Beautiful and irresistible features have evolved numerous times in plants and animals due to sexual selection, and such preferences and beauty standards provide evidence for the claim that human beauty and obsession with bodily beauty are mirrored in analogous traits and tendencies throughout the plant and animal kingdoms… Expand
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