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High-tech research sheds light on facial attractiveness

April 25, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Psychologists are getting some high tech help understanding facial attractiveness.

Two psychologists created a computer model to identify and measure the complexities of beauty.

They tested 50 dimensions of facial features, like nose size and shadowed eyes.

The researchers found that men typically want women's faces to have a feminine shape with plump lips and wide eyes, while women typically want men's faces to have things like swarthier skin but with a feminine shape.