Menstrual cycle alters face preference

  title={Menstrual cycle alters face preference},
  author={Ian S. Penton-Voak and David Ian Perrett and Duncan L. Castles and T. Kobayashi and D Michael Burt and Lindsey K. Murray and R. Minamisawa},
Women prefer slightly feminized male facial shapes. Such faces (Fig. 1a) are given positive personality attributions that might correlate with actual behaviour. In contrast, masculine features seem to signal immunological competence. Heritable benefits can be realized only if conception follows copulation, so women might be more attentive to phenotypic markers indicating immunological competence during the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle when conception is most likely,. Consistent with… 

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