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Experimental Brain Research

Does Your Face Have a “Good” Side?

Written on April 26, 2012 at 4:02 pm , by

Both sides of your face may not be created equal.

If you’ve ever joked with someone (or not joked!) about only photographing your best side, you might be on to something: A Wake Forest University study published in the journal Experimental Brain Research found that people perceive the left side of others’ faces as more appealing than the right side, perhaps because the left side of the face is more emotionally evocative, according to research. This finding is reflected in Western art, with the majority of artists portraying the left side of faces.

Tell us: Do you think your face has a better side? If so, which one?