Left Side of Your Face Looks a Lot Better
Someone aiming an iPhone at you? Turn to your right, study says
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2012 6:09 PM CDT
Updated Apr 29, 2012 7:00 PM CDT
A woman showing the left side of her face.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Your left profile is the hot one, apparently. Researchers at Wake Forest University devoted time to the issue by asking 37 college students to rate 20 faces in photos, and found they preferred those showing their left sides, Huffington Post reports. "Our results suggest that posers' left cheeks tend to exhibit a greater intensity of emotion, which observers find more esthetically pleasing," said the researchers in a statement.

"Our findings provide support for a number of concepts—the notions of lateralized emotion and right hemispheric dominance with the right side of the brain controlling the left side of the face during emotional expression." On a more practical note, one author of the study advised people to turn to the right—that's your right—"so that they show more of their left, than right, cheek when being photographed," he said. "Others will find these images more appealing than the reverse."

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cheongyei
Apr 29, 2012 8:42 PM CDT
How does this work with Libtards? Even the right side of Øbyango's mug leans too far to the left.
Eat_Eateator
Apr 24, 2012 11:45 AM CDT
Stupid. Semiotics and body language go so much further than this study could even realize. And how many people were simply smiling? And 37 students! 30 fucking Seven, that's gotta be the smallest group admittable by scientific standards. Also people read faces like they read books to some degree. And we Amerifucks read left to right top to bottom, other lousy countries read in all sorts of wacky directions.
Gart
Apr 24, 2012 8:51 AM CDT
Both sides of my face are perfect