Scientists Blend Thousands of Faces Together to Reveal what the Typical Woman’s Face Looks Like
Scientists Blend Thousands of Faces Together to Reveal what the Typical Woman’s Face Looks like in 41 Different Countries from Around the Gl...
If you were described as average-looking, you probably wouldn't see it as a compliment.
But perhaps you would be happy if you looked like any of these computer-generated depictions of the 'average woman'.
With flawless skin, youthful faces and bright eyes - these average faces of women from around the world are nothing short of beautiful.
They were created by scientists, who used hundreds of pictures of women from all over the world.
Experimental psychologists at the University of Glasgow photographed women from 41 different nationalities and ethnicities for the experiment.
Using a modern version of the technique that anthropologist Sir Francis Galton pioneered in the late 19th century, multiple images were carefully laid over one another using a computer technology.
Using the eyes of the women as a focus, it then worked out the average look of each woman from every region but analysing their faces.
The method - called 'composite portraiture' - and was first used in the 1880s by Sir Francis Galton.
The social scientist and cousin of Charles Darwin first created the image of the average face by superimposing multiple portraits of individuals.