Perceptual adaptation affects attractiveness of female bodies.

@article{Winkler2005PerceptualAA,
  title={Perceptual adaptation affects attractiveness of female bodies.},
  author={Christopher B. Winkler and Gillian Rhodes},
  journal={British journal of psychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={96 Pt 2},
  pages={141-54}
}
We investigated whether short durations (5 minutes) of exposure to distorted bodies can change subsequent perceptions of attractiveness and normality. Participants rated 110 female bodies, varying in width, on either their attractiveness or normality before and after exposure to either extremely narrow (-50% of original width in Experiments 1 and 2) or extremely wide bodies (+50% of original width in Experiment 1, and +70% of original width in Experiment 2). In both experiments, the most… CONTINUE READING

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