Visible skin color distribution plays a role in the perception of age , attractiveness , and health in female faces B

@inproceedings{Finka2006VisibleSC,
  title={Visible skin color distribution plays a role in the perception of age , attractiveness , and health in female faces B},
  author={Bernhard Finka and Karl Grammerb and Paul J. Mattsc},
  year={2006}
}
  • Bernhard Finka, Karl Grammerb, Paul J. Mattsc
  • Published 2006
Evolutionary psychologists have proposed that preferences for facial characteristics, such as symmetry, averageness, and sexual dimorphism, may reflect adaptations for mate choice because they signal aspects of mate quality. Here, we show that facial skin color distribution significantly influences the perception of age and attractiveness of female faces, independent of facial form and skin surface topography. A set of three-dimensional shape-standardized stimulus faces—varying only in terms of… CONTINUE READING

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