Thursday, February 26, 2009

Beauty: it's in the sex of the beholder

Beauty: it's in the sex of the beholder: "“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” and how it’s perceived may significantly depend on the sex of the beholder. Men and women use their brains differently in a variety of tasks, such as generating words and memorizing events, so the discovery that men and women rated the beauty of art differently in behavioral experiments might’ve seemed to be predictable on the surface. However, upon deeper inspection, interesting questions emerge."