The cutest little baby face: a hormonal link to sensitivity to cuteness in infant faces.

@article{Sprengelmeyer2009TheCL,
  title={The cutest little baby face: a hormonal link to sensitivity to cuteness in infant faces.},
  author={Reiner Sprengelmeyer and David I Perrett and Erin Fagan and R. Elisabeth Cornwell and Janek S. Lobmaier and Anke Sprengelmeyer and H B M Aasheim and I M Black and Linda M Cameron and Scott J Crow and Nikki M Milne and Emily Rhodes and Andrew W. Young},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={149-54}
}
We used computer image manipulation to develop a test of perception of subtle gradations in cuteness between infant faces. We found that young women (19-26 years old) were more sensitive to differences in infant cuteness than were men (19-26 and 53-60 years old). Women aged 45 to 51 years performed at the level of the young women, whereas cuteness sensitivity in women aged 53 to 60 years was not different from that of men (19-26 and 53-60 years old). Because average age at menopause is 51 years… CONTINUE READING
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