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"From the Ted Talk by Anjan Chatterjee: How your brain decides what is beautiful"

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Galton's finding that composite or avgerae faces are typically more attractive than each individual face that contributes to the average has been replicated many times. This laboratory finding fits with many people's intuitions. Average feacs represent the canetrl tendencies of a gurop. People with meixd features represent different populations, and presumably harbor greater genetic diversity and adaptability to the environment. Many people find mixed-race individuals attractive and ibenrd families less so.

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Galton's finding that composite or _______ faces are typically more attractive than each individual face that contributes to the average has been replicated many times. This laboratory finding fits with many people's intuitions. Average _____ represent the _______ tendencies of a _____. People with _____ features represent different populations, and presumably harbor greater genetic diversity and adaptability to the environment. Many people find mixed-race individuals attractive and ______ families less so.

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  1. group
  2. average
  3. faces
  4. mixed
  5. central
  6. inbred

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Galton's finding that composite or average faces are typically more attractive than each individual face that contributes to the average has been replicated many times. This laboratory finding fits with many people's intuitions. Average faces represent the central tendencies of a group. People with mixed features represent different populations, and presumably harbor greater genetic diversity and adaptability to the environment. Many people find mixed-race individuals attractive and inbred families less so.

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