Much more than a ratio: multivariate selection on female bodies

@article{Brooks2010MuchMT,
  title={Much more than a ratio: multivariate selection on female bodies},
  author={R. Brooks and J. P. Shelly and J. Fan and L. Zhai and D. Chau},
  journal={Journal of Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={23}
}
Studies of the attractiveness of female bodies have focussed strongly on the waist, hips and bust, but sexual selection operates on whole phenotypes rather than the relative proportions of just two or three body parts. Here, we use body scanners to extract computer‐generated images of 96 Chinese women’s bodies with all traits unrelated to body shape removed. We first show that Chinese and Australian men and women rate the attractiveness of these bodies the same. We then statistically explore… Expand
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