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The Aesthetic BrainHow We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art$
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Anjan Chatterjee, MD

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199811809

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811809.001.0001

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The body beautiful

The body beautiful

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(p.17) Chapter 4 The body beautiful
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The Aesthetic Brain
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Anjan Chatterjee

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811809.003.0004

Scientific attempts to measure beauty in bodies have not been as extensive as studies of beauty in faces. However, some of the principles that make a face beautiful, such as symmetry, averageness, and sexual dimorphism, also apply to bodies.

Keywords:   averageness, symmetry, beauty, body, sexual dimorphism

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