A more babyfaced individual is perceived as more child-like and this impression from babyface, as known as babyface effect, has an impact on social life among various age groups. In Experiment 1, a detection task was applied to test the influence of babyfaces on visual selective attention. In this experiment, a babyface and a mature face with the same gender were presented simultaneously with a letter on one of them. The reaction time was shorter when the target letter was overlaid with a female babyface or male mature face, suggesting an attention capture effect. To explore how this competition influenced by attentional resources, we conducted Experiment 2 with a spatial cueing paradigm and controlled the attentional resources by cueing validity and inter-stimulus interval. In this task, the female babyface and male mature face prolonged responses to the spatially separated targets under the condition of an invalid and long interval pre-cue. This observation replicated the result of Experiment 1.
The most attractive facial traits according to science
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The benefits of having a babyface
On 20 April , the police decided to get him. But George Nelson had been blessed with a round face, large eyes and cute little nose. He hardly looked like a criminal. When the agents arrived, they locked eyes on a trio of men that apparently did. The men — who were actually undercover FBI agents — were gunned down in a matter of seconds, allowing Babyface and his fellow outlaws to escape.
Aside from being a cringe-worthy snub, researchers and scientists think they've found the answer to what makes a face attractive. Yes, facial attractiveness is, apparently, quantifiable. While it's true that looking like Natalie Portman or Amber Heard is scientifically desirable — not that anyone actually needed science to confirm that, of course — you might just be surprised to learn just which particular facial traits have an influence over mass appeal. And, contrary to what you might be thinking, It's not all about having high cheekbones or pearly whites.