18 Feb 2024

Being symmetrical doesn’t make you more photogenic

From Sunday Morning, 11:10 am on 18 February 2024

For a long time, we’ve been led to believe that the “perfect face” is highly symmetrical, there’s even an evolutionary theory that we are primed to find symmetry more attractive. Yet asymmetry is built into the human body. We have a dominant hand, foot, and side of the brain.  

Award-winning science writer David Robson joins Jim to discuss the latest research as he attempts to debunk that theory.  

“The mind can exaggerate our small imperfections into something far more important than it really is”. 

David Robson

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