13/05/2013 7:25 PM IST | Updated 04/08/2014 7:29 PM IST

Science Of Beauty: 4 Physical Traits That Help Define Female Facial Attractiveness (VIDEO)

"Beauty" is how we appreciate the world. It’s what attracts us to each other, and quite frankly, scientists suggest it's biologically advantageous. But what exactly makes something -- or, better yet, someone -- attractive?

Cognitive researchers Dr. Kang Lee and Dr. Pam Pallett claim to have found some key factors in determining how attractive a woman's face may appear to others. They even suggested in a 2010 study that these keys to attractiveness include facial ratio, alluring features, and averageness.

Watch the video above for a rundown of what Pallett and Lee now have to say about their research -- and leave your thoughts in the comments section below.


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Interested in more research on facial attractiveness?

Dr. Kendra Schmid, assistant professor of biostatistics at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, also calculated a facial ratio to measure attractiveness using 29 different points on the face -- and she also incorporated the idea of the golden ratio. Click here to see how her study measures up.

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