You’re So Cute!

If you are like most of the population you will have looked at the photo opposite (or one similar) and thought ‘Ahh, cute’.

The Institute of Neural and Behavioural Biology, Munster has undertaken some research that shows features such as a large head, big eyes, and round cheeks provoke a caring response in us, a fact advertisers have understood for ages. Presumably it’s something we have been programmed with to ensure the survival of the species, but I think it also explains the popularity of some of those weird dolls on the market!

What brings out your inner nurturer?


Posted on April 16th, 2010 by

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