Friday, December 5, 2008

Strength, Fighting Ability, and your FACE

So I came across this spiffy Evolutionary Psychology paper entitled "Human adaptations for the visual assessment of
strength and fighting ability from the body and face". The second I saw the title it sounded like something straight out of a video game... yet.. intuitive... check it out... HERE. This makes me think of Festivus for some reason.... FEATS OF STRENGTH!

Hierarchical linear modelling
shows that subjects were extracting cues of strength that were largely independent of height, weight and
age, and that corresponded most strongly to objective measures of upper-body strength—even when the
face was all that was available for inspection.

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