In Your Face: The New Science of Human Attraction

In Your Face: The New Science of Human Attraction

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by David Perrett
     
 

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In our daily lives, in our memories and fantasies, our mental worlds overflow with faces. But what do we really know about this most remarkable feature of the human body? Why do we have faces at all, and brains that are good at reading them? What do our looks say – and not say – about our personalities?
 
And perhaps the most compelling

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In our daily lives, in our memories and fantasies, our mental worlds overflow with faces. But what do we really know about this most remarkable feature of the human body? Why do we have faces at all, and brains that are good at reading them? What do our looks say – and not say – about our personalities?
 
And perhaps the most compelling question of all: Why are we attracted to some faces more than others? 'In Your Face' is an engaging and authoritative tour of the science of facial beauty and face perception.

David Perrett, the pre-eminent scholar in the field, reveals and interprets the most remarkable findings and in the process demolishes many popular myths, setting the record straight on what neuroscience and evolutionary psychology are teaching us about beauty. The record is more surprising and often more unsettling than you might think.

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"Let's face it. David Perrett has written a truly compelling book. Chock full of science, but reader-friendly and entertaining. Now I have a new perspective on my own crooked smile and have learned many other fascinating things related to faces. Highly recommended." -- Professor Joseph LeDoux, author of The Emotional Brain and Synaptic Self
 
"An engaging revelation of the biology and psychology behind facial beauty, but be warned: In Your Face may reveal some surprising truths about why we are attracted to others." -- Bruce Hood, author of SuperSense and Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230340435
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
06/05/2012
Series:
MacSci Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,195,066
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

David Perrett is Professor of Psychology at the University of St Andrews and currently holds a British Academy Wolfson Research Professorship to work on the perception of health in faces. He received the "Golden Brain" award for his discoveries about the way the brain processes faces and pioneered the use of computer graphics to study the perception of facial attributes such as beauty, health and personality. He is the editor of Processing the Facial Image and Brain Mechanisms for Perception and Memory: From Neuron to Behaviour. 

 

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