On the Adaptive Significance of the Female Breast

  title={On the Adaptive Significance of the Female Breast},
  author={Steven A. Leblanc and Ethne Barnes},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  pages={577 - 578}
The evolution of the rounded or protuding breast in the human female has recently been reassessed by Crook (1972). Opinions differ whether the breast functions as a mimic device to arouse sexual activity (Morris 1967; Crook and Garthlan 1966), or is simply a sexual display unassociated with mimicry (Eibl-Eibesfelt 1970). Alternatively, the rounded form could be universally appealing to the human male and the present shape a result of sexual selection by males (Crook and Garthlan 1966; Campbell… 

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