Virtual attractiveness is more than meets the eye

Quick! Look through these photographs of healthy young men and women and choose the one you find the most attractive.

In actual experiments, the people who volunteered to rate the faces were clear that certain ones were much better looking than others. Here’s the kicker – each face that was selected as the best was computer generated by morphing all the photographs of the same sex together into one.

The site that conducted these experiments won a European student prize for its project. The work was done in Germany, but the site’s English section (see link below) is a perfect translation. There are about a dozen pages, and it’s hard for me to choose which one is the most intriguing. Virtual Attractiveness


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