Human facial beauty: Current theories and methodologies

Johnston, V.S., Solomon, Christopher J., Gibson, Stuart J., Pallares-Bejarano, A. (2003) Human facial beauty: Current theories and methodologies. Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, 5 (5). pp. 371-377. ISSN 1521-2491. (doi:10.1001/archfaci.5.5.446) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article examines current theories of beauty and describes recent progress in the ability to generate photorealistic faces using a computer. First, we describe a novel experimental tool, FacePrints, that allows a user to "evolve" an attractive face using a computer. We discuss the use of this program for research on human beauty and review the main experimental studies that have led to our current theoretical perspective: beauty is a product of sexual selection. Second, we outline major improvements to the FacePrints program and demonstrate the near photographic quality of facial composites that can be obtained by combining the Face-Prints algorithm with a principal components analysis-based facial appearance model. The technical basis for a possible computer-planning system that could help the patient and surgeon define reasonable and desirable surgical outcomes is also outlined. Finally, we summarize the current state of the art and examine the issues that need to be addressed for developing the current program into a practical experimental and/or clinical tool. © 2003 American Medical Association. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1001/archfaci.5.5.446
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Arch. Facial Plast. Surg. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Psychology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, United States [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Forensic Imaging Group
Depositing User: Giles Tarver
Date Deposited: 21 May 2015 10:11 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:34 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48547 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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