Experimental psychologists at the University of Glasgow averaged the faces of women from 41 different countries around the world. It turns out that “average” faces look incredibly beautiful. The secret to their beauty is in the averaging. The image processing technique the researches employed tends naturally toward the “mean” and the ancient Greek principles of beauty: symmetry, proportion, & harmony. Ironically, “mean” girls look quite nice.
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