The Gerber child, then and today
Forgive me personally, I think my one-year-old may be the baby that is cutest ever. Yes, yes, moms are biased about their very own kiddies. When bisexual orgy I detail within my brand brand new guide, specific reward circuits “light up” in parental minds only if taking a look at their very own offspring. But objectively — objectively! — my child is adorable.
The baby has “Gerber baby” features: a bulbous forehead, big eyes, luscious cheeks and legs (and curls). Children with one of these characteristics are ranked as cuter compared to those with sunken foreheads, little eyes, and large or chins that are long. Grownups laugh and gaze much longer at them. Appealing babies are sensed to become more sociable, more straightforward to look after, and much more competent than their peers that are homely. They inhibit aggression in adult males. They get more nurture.
Our baby thrills into the attention, and we...