Economist article: Hunkier than thou, and some backstory

This is less of a post than a news item. My collaborators and I have recently been involved in some in-press debate with Lisa de Bruine, Ben Jones, Tony Little and their colleagues about a study they published earlier this year in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. They have a wonderful ongoing project studying women’s preferences for men’s faces (visit www.facelab.org to participate), and in their paper they estimate how strongly women from various nations prefer very masculine faces. To do this they do some very clever manipulation, ending with images of the same man’s face that are more or less masculine. Continue reading Economist article: Hunkier than thou, and some backstory