LM DeBruine, BC Jones & AC Little (2006). Individual differences in face preferences: the role of visual experience. University of Stirling School of Psychology in Stirling, UK..

Although there is general agreement among people about what types of faces are generally attractive or unattractive, non-arbitrary individual differences in face preferences exist. Some of the systematic variation in preferences is caused by differences in the faces with which we have visual experience. Here we present findings about how resemblance to self affects perceptions of attractiveness and trustworthiness. We will also present work on how recent visual experience affects perceptions of normality and attractiveness and discuss how these findings reveal how the brain processes faces.

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