Thu 13 Jan Researchers at Cardiff University were surprised to find that both men and women were judged to look better with a face covering obscuring the lower half of their faces. In what may be a blow for producers of fashionable coverings — and the environment — they also discovered that a face covered with a disposable-type surgical mask was likely to be deemed the most appealing. At a time when we feel vulnerable, we may find the wearing of medical masks reassuring and so feel more positive towards the wearer.
Sexual selection Abstract Early exposure en route for parental features shapes later sexual preferences in fish, birds, after that mammals. Female faces with agile blue or green eyes were liked better by men whose mother had light eyes; the effect broke down in those who had felt rejected as a result of her as children. These results, garnered on over one thousand men, complete those of a symmetrical study on one thousand women, painting a fuller adventure of human sexual imprinting. Equally men and women appear en route for have imprinted on their opposite-sex parents unless these were perceived as cold and unjustly castigatory. Birds require strong attachment en route for sexually imprint—a constraint in area to reduce the perils of acquiring the wrong sort of information. Parents who form denial bond with their offspring can fail to be recognised at the same time as appropriate parental imprinting objects. Coherent with human females being, at the same time as in most of the beast kingdom, the choosier sex, imprinted preferences were displayed by equally sexes but translated into real-life partner choices solely in women—attractive women. Apparently, not all of us can afford to abide by our own inclinations.