IHOPSkins Posted February 6, 2011 Share Posted February 6, 2011 ......This means: Average faces are attractive, but not all of them. It is crucial which faces are used to compute an average face. Composites made from unattractive faces remain rather unattractive and average faces from attractive faces remain attractive. This clearly contradicts the averageness hypothesis, which holds that merely the number of faces contained in a composite alone accounts for the attractiveness ratings. Surprisingly, especially male faces benefit from being blended together with respect to their attractiveness. This does not support older findings that found positive effects only for women. Bad image quality of the faces, especially blurred contours, may be the cause for it. Why are the resulting average faces generally beautiful? One reason might be the fact that by calculating average proportions unpleasant asymmetries and irregularities become levelled out. Moreover, by blending together several faces wrinkles and pimples gradually disappear. As a consequence, the skin looks younger and perfectly smooth. http://www.uni-regensburg.de/Fakultaeten/phil_Fak_II/Psychologie/Psy_II/beautycheck/english/durchschnittsgesichter/durchschnittsgesichter.htm Also Characteristic features of the female "sexy face" in comparison to the "unsexy face": Suntanned skin Narrower facial shape Less fat Fuller lips Slightly bigger distance of eyes Darker, narrower eye brows More, longer and darker lashes Higher cheek bones Narrower nose No eye rings Thinner lids Characteristics of the male "Sexy face" in the comparison to the "unsexy face": Browner skin Narrower facial shape Less fat Fuller and more symmetrical lips Darker eye brows More and darker lashes Upper half of the face broader in relation to the lower Higher cheek bones Prominent lower jaw More prominent chin No receding brows Thinner lids No wrinkles between nose and corner of the mouth http://www.uni-regensburg.de/Fakultaeten/phil_Fak_II/Psychologie/Psy_II/beautycheck/english/prototypen/prototypen.htm Additional composites of select European faces, I am partial to the Swedish Women https://pmsol3.wordpress.com/2009/10/10/world-of-averages-europeave/ Interesting Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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