Preferences for Symmetry in Conspecific Facial Shape Among Macaca mulatta

  title={Preferences for Symmetry in Conspecific Facial Shape Among Macaca mulatta},
  author={C. Waitt and A. C. Little},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  • C. Waitt, A. C. Little
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Primatology
  • In human males and females, bilateral symmetry of facial shape influences assessments of attractiveness. It is possible, however, that other primate species also possess preferences for conspecific facial symmetry. To assess this experimentally, we presented 13 adult rhesus macaques (8 females, 5 males) with computer-manipulated images of symmetrical and asymmetrical versions of opposite-sexed conspecific faces. We utilized looking behavior to assess visual preferences for these factors. We… CONTINUE READING
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