Facial Attractiveness

The Illusion of Sex. These images are morphed faces of over 50 of my friends at MIT from 2001-2003. People generally perceive the picture on the left as female and the picture on the right as male, but they are actually identical. This illusion by Harvard psychologist Richard Russell, won Third Prize at the 2009 Best Visual Illusion of the Year. (Russell, R. 2009. A sex difference in facial pigmentation and its exaggeration by cosmetics. Perception, 38, 1211-1219.)

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