B Fink

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Second to fourth digit ratio, body mass index, waist-to-hip ratio, and waist-to-chest ratio: their relationships in heterosexual men and women
    B Fink
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Urban Ethology, University of Vienna, Austria
    Ann Hum Biol 30:728-38. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Digit ratio and hand-grip strength in German and Mizos men: cross-cultural evidence for an organizing effect of prenatal testosterone on strength
    Bernhard Fink
    Department of Sociobiology Anthropology, University of Gottingen, Gottingen, D 37073, Germany
    Am J Hum Biol 18:776-82. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Colour homogeneity and visual perception of age, health and attractiveness of male facial skin
    B Fink
    Department of Sociobiology Anthropology, University of Goettingen, Gottingen, Germany
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 26:1486-92. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Visual attention to and perception of undamaged and damaged versions of natural and colored female hair
    Bernhard Fink
    Department of Sociobiology Anthropology, University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany
    J Cosmet Dermatol 12:78-84. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Visible skin colouration predicts perception of male facial age, health and attractiveness
    B Fink
    Department of Sociobiology Anthropology, University of Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany
    Int J Cosmet Sci 34:307-10. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Second to fourth digit ratio and numerical competence in children
    Bernhard Fink
    Department for Sociobiology Anthropology, University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany
    Brain Cogn 61:211-8. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Male facial appearance signals physical strength to women
    Bernhard Fink
    Department of Sociobiology Anthropology, University of Gottingen, D 37073 Gottingen, Germany
    Am J Hum Biol 19:82-7. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint The effects of skin colour distribution and topography cues on the perception of female facial age and health
    B Fink
    Department of Sociobiology Anthropology, Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, University of Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 22:493-8. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Visual attention to variation in female facial skin color distribution
    Bernhard Fink
    Department of Sociobiology Anthropology, Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, University of Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany
    J Cosmet Dermatol 7:155-61. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Differences in visual perception of age and attractiveness of female facial and body skin
    B Fink
    Department of Sociobiology Anthropology, University of Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany
    Int J Cosmet Sci 33:126-31. 2011

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint Second to fourth digit ratio, body mass index, waist-to-hip ratio, and waist-to-chest ratio: their relationships in heterosexual men and women
    B Fink
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Urban Ethology, University of Vienna, Austria
    Ann Hum Biol 30:728-38. 2003
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Digit ratio and hand-grip strength in German and Mizos men: cross-cultural evidence for an organizing effect of prenatal testosterone on strength
    Bernhard Fink
    Department of Sociobiology Anthropology, University of Gottingen, Gottingen, D 37073, Germany
    Am J Hum Biol 18:776-82. 2006
    ..Measures of grip strength correlate strongly with strength in other muscle groups, so we conclude that PT may have an early organizing effect on strength in men, and this is likely to be widespread in human groups...
  3. doi request reprint Colour homogeneity and visual perception of age, health and attractiveness of male facial skin
    B Fink
    Department of Sociobiology Anthropology, University of Goettingen, Gottingen, Germany
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 26:1486-92. 2012
    ..Although this is corroborated by an ability to discern female age even in isolated, non-contextual skin images, a similar effect in the perception of male skin is yet to be demonstrated...
  4. doi request reprint Visual attention to and perception of undamaged and damaged versions of natural and colored female hair
    Bernhard Fink
    Department of Sociobiology Anthropology, University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany
    J Cosmet Dermatol 12:78-84. 2013
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Visible skin colouration predicts perception of male facial age, health and attractiveness
    B Fink
    Department of Sociobiology Anthropology, University of Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany
    Int J Cosmet Sci 34:307-10. 2012
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Second to fourth digit ratio and numerical competence in children
    Bernhard Fink
    Department for Sociobiology Anthropology, University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany
    Brain Cogn 61:211-8. 2006
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Male facial appearance signals physical strength to women
    Bernhard Fink
    Department of Sociobiology Anthropology, University of Gottingen, D 37073 Gottingen, Germany
    Am J Hum Biol 19:82-7. 2007
    ..The present data thus support the supposition that a male's physical strength is also signaled via facial characteristics of dominance and masculinity, which are considered attractive by women...
  8. ncbi request reprint The effects of skin colour distribution and topography cues on the perception of female facial age and health
    B Fink
    Department of Sociobiology Anthropology, Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, University of Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 22:493-8. 2008
    ..Our data indicate that skin surface topography cues account for a large proportion of variation in facial age perception, whereas skin colour distribution seems to be a stronger health cue...
  9. doi request reprint Visual attention to variation in female facial skin color distribution
    Bernhard Fink
    Department of Sociobiology Anthropology, Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, University of Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany
    J Cosmet Dermatol 7:155-61. 2008
    ..Recent research has shown that people are sensitive to variation in skin color distribution, and such variation affects visual perception of female facial attractiveness, healthiness, and age...
  10. doi request reprint Differences in visual perception of age and attractiveness of female facial and body skin
    B Fink
    Department of Sociobiology Anthropology, University of Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany
    Int J Cosmet Sci 33:126-31. 2011
    ..These results continue to support the significance of facial age perception in assessment of a woman's age, but highlight that body skin also plays a role in overall age impression...
  11. ncbi request reprint The 2nd-4th digit ratio (2D:4D) and neck circumference: implications for risk factors in coronary heart disease
    B Fink
    Department for Sociobiology Anthropology, Institute for Zoology and Anthropology, University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:711-4. 2006
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  12. pmc Second to fourth digit ratio and face shape
    Bernhard Fink
    Department for Sociobiology Anthropology, Institute for Zoology and Anthropology, University of Gottingen, Berliner Strasse 28, D 37073 Götingen, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1995-2001. 2005
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  13. ncbi request reprint Human (Homo sapiens) facial attractiveness in relation to skin texture and color
    B Fink
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Urban Ethology, Vienna, Austria
    J Comp Psychol 115:92-9. 2001
    ..The authors propose that skin texture is a cue to fertility and health. In contrast to some previous studies, the authors found that dark skin, not light skin, was rated as most attractive...
  14. ncbi request reprint Second to fourth digit ratio and hand skill in Austrian children
    Bernhard Fink
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Urban Ethology, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Biol Psychol 67:375-84. 2004
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  15. doi request reprint Visible skin condition and perception of human facial appearance
    N Samson
    Department of Sociobiology Anthropology, University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany
    Int J Cosmet Sci 32:167-84. 2010
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  16. ncbi request reprint Visualizing facial shape regression upon 2nd to 4th digit ratio and testosterone
    Katrin Schaefer
    Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Coll Antropol 29:415-9. 2005
    ..These preliminary results suggest that prenatal and pubertal testosterone have differential effects on male facial shape that should be considered in future studies on women's preferences towards male facial appearance...
  17. ncbi request reprint Darwinian aesthetics: sexual selection and the biology of beauty
    Karl Grammer
    Ludwig Boltzmann lnstitute for Urban Ethology, Althanstrasse 14, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 78:385-407. 2003
    ..These findings have implications for medical, social and biological sciences...
  18. ncbi request reprint Visual attention to plain and ornamented human bodies: an eye-tracking study
    Silke Wohlrab
    Department of Sociobiology Anthropology, Institute for Zoology and Anthropology, University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany
    Percept Mot Skills 104:1337-49. 2007
    ..These findings are discussed within an evolutionary framework by suggesting that tattoos might have some signaling value which influences the perception of both male and female conspecifics and may hence also affect mating decisions...
  19. ncbi request reprint Amygdala activation at 3T in response to human and avatar facial expressions of emotions
    Ewald Moser
    MR Centre of Excellence, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    J Neurosci Methods 161:126-33. 2007
    ..However, the finding of differences between human and avatar faces in face-sensitive regions indicates the presence of mechanisms by which human brains can differentiate between them. This mechanism merits further investigation...
  20. ncbi request reprint Physical attractiveness and health: comment on Weeden and Sabini (2005)
    Karl Grammer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Urban Ethology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Psychol Bull 131:658-61. 2005
    ..The authors suggest that future research in this field should seek conceptual and methodological constancy in trait selection and in the evaluation of attractiveness- and health-related traits...
  21. ncbi request reprint Human pheromones and sexual attraction
    Karl Grammer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Urban Ethology, c o Institute of Anthropology, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 118:135-42. 2005
    ..In this article we review the present evidence of the effect of human pheromones and discuss the role of olfactory cues in human sexual behaviour...
  22. ncbi request reprint The representation of self reported affect in body posture and body posture simulation
    Karl Grammer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Urban Ethology, Vienna, Austria
    Coll Antropol 28:159-73. 2004
    ..50 different subjects rated the reconstructed postures from the positive and negative end of the regression. We found the ratings to be valid and accurate in respect to the five factors...
  23. pmc Second to fourth digit ratio, testosterone and perceived male dominance
    Nick Neave
    Human Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, School of Psychology and Sport Sciences, Northumberland Building, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 270:2167-72. 2003
    ..We conclude that facial dominance and masculinity reflect a male's perceived status rather than his physical attraction to women...
  24. ncbi request reprint Photocopies yield lower digit ratios (2D:4D) than direct finger measurements
    John T Manning
    Department of Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England
    Arch Sex Behav 34:329-33. 2005
    ..We suggest that finger length differences between the two techniques could result from the shapes of fat-pads at the tips of the fingers and these may be dependent on sex and sexual orientation...
  25. ncbi request reprint Color homogeneity and visual perception of age, health, and attractiveness of female facial skin
    Paul J Matts
    P and G Beauty, Egham, United Kingdom
    J Am Acad Dermatol 57:977-84. 2007
    ..Evolutionary psychology suggests that skin signals aspects of mate value, yet only limited empirical evidence exists for this assertion...
  26. doi request reprint Digit ratio (2D:4D), dominance, reproductive success, asymmetry, and sociosexuality in the BBC Internet Study
    John T Manning
    Department of Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom
    Am J Hum Biol 20:451-61. 2008
    ..We compare our findings with a similar study reported by Putz et al. (2004), which found only 2 out of 57 correlations to be significant and discuss possible reasons for the discrepancies between the studies...
  27. ncbi request reprint The second to fourth digit ratio and asymmetry
    John T Manning
    Department of Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
    Ann Hum Biol 33:480-92. 2006
    ..One cause of such perturbations may be sex steroids such as testosterone and oestrogen...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effects of putative male pheromones on female ratings of male attractiveness: influence of oral contraceptives and the menstrual cycle
    Frances Thorne
    Human Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, Division of Psychology, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 23:291-7. 2002
    ..The results of this study suggest that exposure to natural male axillary pheromones can significantly enhance female perceptions of various aspects of male attractiveness...