The effects of skin colour distribution and topography cues on the perception of female facial age and health

@article{Fink2008TheEO,
  title={The effects of skin colour distribution and topography cues on the perception of female facial age and health},
  author={B. Fink and P. Matts},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology},
  year={2008},
  volume={22}
}
  • B. Fink, P. Matts
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
According to evolutionary psychology, the preference for some facial characteristics reflects adaptations for mate choice because they signal aspects of mate quality. Although morphological features such as facial symmetry and sexually dimorphic traits have been studied extensively in recent years, little is known about skin condition in this context. The preferences for young and healthy looking skin could offer an explanation as to why women place such an importance on the condition of their… Expand

Topics from this paper

Visible skin condition and perception of human facial appearance
Visible skin colouration predicts perception of male facial age, health and attractiveness
Differences in visual perception of age and attractiveness of female facial and body skin
Perception of health from facial cues
Colour homogeneity and visual perception of age, health and attractiveness of male facial skin
Influence of skin ageing features on Chinese women's perception of facial age and attractiveness
Facial Contrast Is a Cross-Cultural Cue for Perceiving Age
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