Symmetry Is Related to Sexual Dimorphism in Faces: Data Across Culture and Species

  title={Symmetry Is Related to Sexual Dimorphism in Faces: Data Across Culture and Species},
  author={Anthony C. Little and Benedict C Jones and Corri D. Waitt and Bernard Paul Tiddeman and David Feinberg and David I Perrett and Coren L. Apicella and Frank W. Marlowe},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  pages={575 - 595}
BACKGROUND Many animals both display and assess multiple signals. Two prominently studied traits are symmetry and sexual dimorphism, which, for many animals, are proposed cues to heritable fitness benefits. These traits are associated with other potential benefits, such as fertility. In humans, the face has been extensively studied in terms of attractiveness. Faces have the potential to be advertisements of mate quality and both symmetry and sexual dimorphism have been linked to the… CONTINUE READING
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