The findings revealed both men and women were able to accurately evaluate the intelligence of men by just viewing the facial photographs. Men in the photos with a higher IQ were perceived as more intelligent much more than women in the photos who also had higher IQ scores. In both sexes, a narrower face with a thinner chin, and a larger, prolonged nose characterized the predicted stereotype of a higher IQ, while a rather oval and broader face with a massive chin and a smallish nose led to a prediction of low- intelligence.PLoS One An oval and broader face with a massive chin and a smallish nose lead to a prediction of low- intelligence for both men and women.The researchers found there were two factors of general intelligence that were significantly associated with perceived intelligence from men’s faces — fluid intelligence and figural intelligence.Fluid intelligence is the capacity to solve problems independently of acquired knowledge while figurative is the ability to handle objects such as images,shapeswomens-facial-features-did-not-predict-iq

Source: Medicals Daily

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