Eye-tracking study suggests men are more concerned than women with other men’s upper bodies. Men appear to devote more visual attention to the chest region of other men than women do, according to new research in Evolutionary Psychological Science.

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Men look more at chests of people


>“Gazing results showed that only men attend to variations in men upper bodies. In sum, men are more concerned with men’s upper bodies, suggesting they desire more masculine body forms for their mating success as well as in making the assessment of other men’s ***formidability***,” Pazhoohi explained. Emphasis mine. Women aren’t going to throw down with men, so they aren’t going to size up men the same way, or for the same reasons. Functionality is at play here in addition to aesthetic.


It would be interesting to see if women also attend more to other women’s sexual characteristics as well. It could maybe be due to sizing up their sexual competition and a comparing themselves? I know girls comment on all sorts of stuff about other girls appearence that as a guy I don’t really notice.


>For their study, the researchers tracked the eye movements of 82 heterosexual undergraduate students as they viewed and rated the attractiveness of three male and three female 3D models, which varied in their shoulder-to-hip ratio. Not sure how to interpret these results if the subjects weren’t actually looking at other human beings.


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