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From: Boston Magazine

When is a Face Hot or Not?

Boston Magazine:

Why does Johnny Depp look so good in eyeliner? Why is the girl next door rarely ever also a Victoria’s Secret model? If somebody wanted to make Will Ferrell into a model, exactly which bits of his face would need to be tweaked to make it happen?

These are the sorts of questions that keep attractiveness researchers awake at night. But now, there’s a solution.

Published online last week in Psychological Science by face researcher-turned-vision scientist Chris Said at NYU and Alexander Todorov, who happens to be Said’s former Ph.D. adviser, is an amazingly comprehensive new statistical model for facial attractiveness. Yes, hotness can be measured and predicted.

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