What does the average face of a your country look like? Would it look like you? Your neighbor? Your boyfriend? Or girlfriend? Would you recognize any familiar traits or do you think it would be completely alien?
FaceResearch.orgrecently released a experiment conducted by psychologists at the University of Glasgow, which answers those very questions.
First, travel back to the 1800"s where psychologist Sir Francis Galton was exploring mankinds appearance. He was pioneering the technique of adding multiples portraits on top of one another in order to form one unique face.
It was his technique that formed the basis of this study, only this time computer enhancements were used to add a more distinct feel to each image.
Strangely, there is no information on just how many people were included in the sample or indeed how they were selected in the first place. It is nonetheless a fascinating glimpse into a world where despite our cultural, political and religious differences - on the surface at least, we"re not so different after all.
FaceResearch.org allows you to participate in their short online psychology experiments looking at the traits people find attractive in faces and voices. Go here to participate: FaceResearch.org
What the average man or woman from your country"s face would look like, if you mushed them all together and squinted...