Limbal rings (dark rimmed eye irises) and beauty. May 2011

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Summary: <p>Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? We cast a glance at the pupil, iris and white of the eye, and discover that love is far from blind. Plus we find out how a roving eye can be good for your relationship. </p><p><audio><br> </audio><br> </p><p><a href="">Download the MP3</a> </p><p><b>Rate me!</b><br> Rate, review, or listen <a href="">in iTunes</a> or <a href=";refid=stpr">in Stitcher.</a><br> </p><img src=""><br> <p><i>Provine et al. confirmed that a reddened sclera is less attractive than whiter-than-white whites of the eye, whilst Peshek and colleagues showed that a dark limbal ring (the narrow circle at the edge of the iris) also boosts your beauty. Modified from <a href="">Joanna Malinowska/</a></i> </p><p><b>The articles covered in the show:</b> </p><p>Provine, R. R., Cabrera, M., Brocato, N. W., &amp; Krosnowski, K. A. (in press). When the whites of the eyes are red: A uniquely human cue. <span style="font-style: italic;">Ethology. </span><a href="">Read summary</a></p><p>Peshek, D., Semmeknejad, N., Hoffman, D., &amp; Foley, P. (2011). Preliminary evidence that the limbal ring influences facial attractiveness. <span style="font-style: italic;">Evolutionary Psychology, 9</span>(2), 137-146. <a href="">Read paper</a></p><p>DeWall, C. N., Maner, J. K., Deckman, T., &amp; Rouby, D. A. (2011). Forbidden fruit: inattention to attractive alternatives provokes implicit relationship reactance. <span style="font-style: italic;">Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100</span>(4), 621-629. <a href="">Read summary</a></p>