Men's preference for the ovulating female is triggered by subtle face shape differences

  title={Men's preference for the ovulating female is triggered by subtle face shape differences},
  author={C. Bobst and J. Lobmaier},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
Recent studies have revealed that there may be perceptible cues to ovulation in humans. This study aims at extending these findings by using female faces that were shape transformed towards a late follicular (fertile) and a luteal (non-fertile) prototype. Fertile prototypes were created by averaging 25 photographs taken of females during ovulation (as determined by ovulation tests); non-fertile prototypes were created by averaging 25 photographs of the same women during the luteal phase. Twenty… Expand
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