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Women are Able to Determine a "cute" Baby Instinctively!

by Hannah Punitha on  January 23, 2009 at 7:18 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
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The never-ending maternal question - why are woman more likely than men to coo over babies - has finally been answered, claim boffins, who credit hormones for the 'loving' tendency.
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The study by St Andrews University researchers, who used computer images, found that women are able to determine a cute baby instinctively by its chubby cheeks, large forehead, big round eyes and button nose, reports the Sun.

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Men, however, struggle to pick out the cutest baby from a selection of infant pictures.

The researchers say cuteness sensitivity is influenced by female reproductive hormones.

Dr Reiner Sprengelmeyer, of the university's school of psychology, said: We found that young women between 19-26 and 45-51 years were more sensitive to differences in infant cuteness than men aged 19-26 and 53-60 years.

Because average age at menopause is 51 years in the UK, these findings suggest the possible involvement of reproductive hormones in cuteness sensitivity.

Source: ANI
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