According to researchers, a person's population influences what they consider to be attractive.
Combining brain activity data with artificial intelligence, researchers generated faces based upon what individuals considered to be attractive features.
People find potential romantic partners more attractive when they have, what researchers called, a "sexy mindset." They also tend to overestimate their chances of romantic success when aroused. The findings suggest the sexual system prepares the ground for forming relationships by biasing interpersonal perceptions.
A new 'god' template distinguishes between religious and secular supernatural beings by exploring the attributes people associate with them. Religious figures were considered to be more helpful and more ambiguous in their abilities. Superheroes were considered to be less ambivalent. The findings suggest religious figures are psychologically attractive because people are more motivated to believe in them.
Researchers report a woman's attraction to a man may be boosted if his photo is rated higher by others. However, this also applies to abstract art.
Exposure to music, specifically complex and highly stimulating music, leads women to rate male faces as more attractive and increases willingness to date the men pictured, a new study reports.