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September 2017

An Average Face

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(9):891. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.2878

The face is a source of much fascination to scientists and researchers because of the particularly well-developed ability of humans to process information from other’s faces.1 In fact, humans have a nearly automatic tendency to categorize a person as attractive or unattractive, with the ability to differentiate within 100 milliseconds, showing that beauty can be assessed rapidly and from just small amounts of information.1

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