Facial aesthetics: babies prefer attractiveness to symmetry.

@article{Samuels2013FacialAB,
  title={Facial aesthetics: babies prefer attractiveness to symmetry.},
  author={Curtis A Samuels and George Butterworth and Tony Roberts and L{\'i}da Graupner and Graham J. Hole},
  journal={Perception},
  year={2013},
  volume={42 11},
  pages={1244-52}
}
The visual preferences of human infants for faces that varied in their attractiveness and in their symmetry about the midline were explored. The aim was to establish whether infants' visual preference for attractive faces may be mediated by the vertical symmetry of the face. Chimeric faces, made from photographs of attractive and unattractive female faces, were produced by computer graphics. Babies looked longer at normal and at chimeric attractive faces than at normal and at chimeric… CONTINUE READING

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