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The Science of Love and Attraction

Episode 6 of 13

Ahead of Valentine's Day, Pennie Latin puts love in the laboratory and explores the science of attraction.

For literally millennia we have written about it, sung about it, cried over it, fought duels and built monuments to it.....LOVE. You'd have thought by now we'd have figured it all out - how to spot, attract and land our perfect partner. However, just because we find someone visually appealing it doesn't necessarily mean we're going to 'click'.
With Valentine's Day just around the corner this week Brainwaves puts love in the laboratory.

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Spot the Difference

Pennie visited the Face Research Lab at the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Glasgow. Can you spot what Professor Ben Jones has done to Pennie in each of the photos below?

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Pennie Latin with no alterations whatsoever.

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In this picture Pennie's face has been digitally altered to appear more feminine.

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Here, Pennie has been digitally altered to appear more masculine.

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