Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Long Ring Fingers Are Indicative Of Attractiveness Of Men
The longer a man's fourth or ring finger is compared to his index finger, the more likely he is to be judged attractive by women, according to a study. The results published in the British Royal Society journal Biological Sciences, unveil intricate links between fetal exposure of males to hormones, the development of certain physical traits, and what turns on opposite sex. It also adds to a growing body of research conducted under the banner of evolutionary psychology, suggesting that the drivers of human behavior are found, more than previously suspected in "nature" rather than "nurture". Earlier study has already shown the size ratio between the fourth and second fingers, especially of the right hand, is a reliable indicator of the extent a man was exposed to testosterone while still in the womb. The bigger the gap between longer ring finger and a shorter index, the greater the likely impact of the hormone is.
For the new study led by Camille Ferdenzi of the University of Geneva designed an experiment to find out if women are drawn to telltale signs of high levels of testosterone in men; a symmetrical face, a deeper voice, a particular body odour who have this more "masculine" finger configuration.