Preferences for symmetry in faces change across the menstrual cycle

@article{Little2007PreferencesFS,
  title={Preferences for symmetry in faces change across the menstrual cycle},
  author={Anthony C. Little and Benedict C. Jones and D Michael Burt and David Ian Perrett},
  journal={Biological Psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={76},
  pages={209-216}
}
Symmetry in human male faces may be a cue to heritable fitness benefits and is found attractive. Preferences for facial masculinity, another proposed marker of genetic quality, have been found to vary in ways that may maximise evolutionary relevant benefits and masculinity is found to be of increased attractiveness at peak fertility across the menstrual cycle. Here we show that women prefer more symmetric faces at peak fertility (Study 1) and that such shifting preferences may be potentially… Expand
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