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Morphing of faces
Average faces
Reformed facial shapes
Symmetry
Babyfaceness
Characteristics of beautiful faces
Beautiful figure
Virtual attractiveness
Virtual Miss Germany
Social perception
Press review
Making of
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Welcome to the 'beautycheck' homepage!

If you take a look at the picture to the left, you will quite certainly think that this is a very beautiful face. But what makes you be so sure about that? Finding answers to why we regard one face as being more beautiful than another is actually not as easy as it seems. 

Nevertheless, at least in the case of the above photograph, it's not a big surprise that you think this is an attractive face. Each pixel of that face has been calculated by scientists using a specialized software program - that is, it has been altered in a special way in order to make people think this is an attractive face. 

On this homepage, you will find plenty of information on a large research project on 'facial attractiveness' that has been carried out at the universities of Regensburg and Rostock in Germany. 

Find out about 

  • why some faces are more beautiful than others 
  • how scienctists help unravel the mystery of beauty and 
  • the dangerous relationship between a beautiful body and social power 


Contents: 

Online Experiments 
Summary of the research report
Full version of the research report
Morphing of faces
Average faces
Reformed facial shapes
Symmetry
Babyfaceness
Characteristics of beautiful faces
Beautiful figure 
Virtual attractiveness
Virtual Miss Germany
Social perception
Press review
Making of
Contact us
Links


This study was rewarded a 2nd prize at 
The German Students Award (www.studienpreis.de
 

Yahoo! - Germany recommended 
homepage of the week 23-11-2001 and 15-03-2002
 

Yahoo! Picks recommended at 2003-05-17
 


CoolPick.com recommended at 2003-06-11
 


Science@Home recommended 
homepage of the month May 2005









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