Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered that the human brain favours familiar-looking faces when choosing a potential partner.
The research team found that people find familiar faces more attractive than unfamiliar ones. They also found that the human brain holds separate images of both male and female faces and reacts to them differently depending on how familiar it is with their facial features.
Dr Anthony Little, from the University’s School of Biological Sciences, examined whether early visual experience of male and female faces affected later preferences. The research team asked over 200 participants to view a number of human faces that had been digitally manipulated to change their facial characteristics.
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