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Attractiveness has shown to be related to symmetry. A study that used a computer to simulate perceptive systems showed that a visual system designed to recognize an object from multiple positions would most quickly identify symmetrical figures. (Enquist, 1994) In addition, some research suggests that familiarity, attraction, and preference have been shown ...


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There is an excellent paper at Evolutionary considerations of facial attraction which you may find useful. Neoteny is also a useful discussion. My off the cuff summary would be that humans do appear to have retained much of their juvenile characteristics in comparison with other primates. Across cultures female faces with more neoteny (more childlike) are ...



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