B C Jones

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Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The role of symmetry in attraction to average faces
    Benedict C Jones
    Face Research Laboratory, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
    Percept Psychophys 69:1273-7. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Integrating gaze direction and expression in preferences for attractive faces
    Benedict C Jones
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
    Psychol Sci 17:588-91. 2006
  3. pmc Integrating cues of social interest and voice pitch in men's preferences for women's voices
    Benedict C Jones
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 2UB, UK
    Biol Lett 4:192-4. 2008
  4. pmc Social transmission of face preferences among humans
    Benedict C Jones
    Face Research Laboratory, School of Psychology, William Guild Building, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 2UB, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:899-903. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Commitment to relationships and preferences for femininity and apparent health in faces are strongest on days of the menstrual cycle when progesterone level is high
    B C Jones
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Horm Behav 48:283-90. 2005
  6. pmc Facial cues of dominance modulate the short-term gaze-cuing effect in human observers
    Benedict C Jones
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 277:617-24. 2010
  7. pmc Menstrual cycle, pregnancy and oral contraceptive use alter attraction to apparent health in faces
    B C Jones
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Mary s College, South Street, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9JP, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 272:347-54. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Effects of menstrual cycle phase on face preferences
    Benedict C Jones
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Arch Sex Behav 37:78-84. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Adaptation to different mouth shapes influences visual perception of ambiguous lip speech
    Benedict C Jones
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
    Psychon Bull Rev 17:522-8. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Reported sexual desire predicts men's preferences for sexually dimorphic cues in women's faces
    Benedict C Jones
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Arch Sex Behav 40:1281-5. 2011

Detail Information

Publications47

  1. ncbi request reprint The role of symmetry in attraction to average faces
    Benedict C Jones
    Face Research Laboratory, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
    Percept Psychophys 69:1273-7. 2007
    ..Importantly, this latter finding was not explained by the greater perceived similarity between versions offaces that varied in averageness, but not symmetry, than between versions of faces that varied in both averageness and symmetry...
  2. ncbi request reprint Integrating gaze direction and expression in preferences for attractive faces
    Benedict C Jones
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
    Psychol Sci 17:588-91. 2006
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  3. pmc Integrating cues of social interest and voice pitch in men's preferences for women's voices
    Benedict C Jones
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 2UB, UK
    Biol Lett 4:192-4. 2008
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  4. pmc Social transmission of face preferences among humans
    Benedict C Jones
    Face Research Laboratory, School of Psychology, William Guild Building, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 2UB, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:899-903. 2007
    ..Our findings demonstrate that social transmission of face preferences influences judgments of men's attractiveness, potentially demonstrating a mechanism for social transmission of mate preferences...
  5. ncbi request reprint Commitment to relationships and preferences for femininity and apparent health in faces are strongest on days of the menstrual cycle when progesterone level is high
    B C Jones
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Horm Behav 48:283-90. 2005
    ....
  6. pmc Facial cues of dominance modulate the short-term gaze-cuing effect in human observers
    Benedict C Jones
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 277:617-24. 2010
    ....
  7. pmc Menstrual cycle, pregnancy and oral contraceptive use alter attraction to apparent health in faces
    B C Jones
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Mary s College, South Street, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9JP, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 272:347-54. 2005
    ..g. low risk of infection) and suggest that women's face preferences are influenced by adaptations that compensate for weakened immune system responses during pregnancy and reduce the risk of infection disrupting foetal development...
  8. doi request reprint Effects of menstrual cycle phase on face preferences
    Benedict C Jones
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Arch Sex Behav 37:78-84. 2008
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  9. doi request reprint Adaptation to different mouth shapes influences visual perception of ambiguous lip speech
    Benedict C Jones
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
    Psychon Bull Rev 17:522-8. 2010
    ..These findings present novel evidence that adaptation to natural variations in facial appearance influences face perception, and they extend previous research on face aftereffects to visual perception of lip speech...
  10. doi request reprint Reported sexual desire predicts men's preferences for sexually dimorphic cues in women's faces
    Benedict C Jones
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Arch Sex Behav 40:1281-5. 2011
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  11. doi request reprint Circum-menopausal changes in women's preferences for sexually dimorphic shape cues in peer-aged faces
    Benedict C Jones
    Face Research Laboratory, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Biol Psychol 87:453-5. 2011
    ..These data present novel evidence for circum-menopausal variation in face perception and confirm that the circum-menopausal variation in face preferences observed previously was not an artefact of the young faces employed as stimuli...
  12. ncbi request reprint Raised salivary testosterone in women is associated with increased attraction to masculine faces
    L L M Welling
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Horm Behav 52:156-61. 2007
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  13. ncbi request reprint Female condition influences preferences for sexual dimorphism in faces of male humans (Homo sapiens)
    I S Penton-Voak
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
    J Comp Psychol 117:264-71. 2003
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  14. pmc Evidence for adaptive design in human gaze preference
    C A Conway
    Face Research Laboratory, School of Psychology, College of Life Sciences and Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 2UB, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 275:63-9. 2008
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  15. ncbi request reprint Salience of emotional displays of danger and contagion in faces is enhanced when progesterone levels are raised
    C A Conway
    Face Research Laboratory, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Horm Behav 51:202-6. 2007
    ..Collectively, our findings suggest women are more sensitive to facial cues signalling nearby contagion and physical threat when raised progesterone level prepares the body for pregnancy...
  16. pmc Facial appearance is a cue to oestrogen levels in women
    M J Law Smith
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9JP, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:135-40. 2006
    ..These findings demonstrate that female facial appearance holds detectable cues to reproductive health that are considered attractive by other people...
  17. ncbi request reprint Menstrual cycle, trait estrogen level, and masculinity preferences in the human voice
    D R Feinberg
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9JP, UK
    Horm Behav 49:215-22. 2006
    ..e. those with high average E3G levels) are most able to obtain investment even from masculine men, these women may not need to change their mating preference or strategy during the menstrual cycle as much as masculine women...
  18. ncbi request reprint Sex-contingent face aftereffects depend on perceptual category rather than structural encoding
    P E G Bestelmeyer
    Face Research Laboratory, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Cognition 107:353-65. 2008
    ..These findings indicate the involvement of neurons coding perceptual category in sex-contingent face aftereffects and cannot be explained by neurons coding only the physical aspects of face patterns...
  19. ncbi request reprint Social perception of facial resemblance in humans
    Lisa M DeBruine
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Arch Sex Behav 37:64-77. 2008
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  20. doi request reprint Sexual dimorphism of male face shape, partnership status and the temporal context of relationship sought modulate women's preferences for direct gaze
    Claire A Conway
    Face Research Laboratory, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Br J Psychol 101:109-21. 2010
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  21. ncbi request reprint Women's attractiveness judgments of self-resembling faces change across the menstrual cycle
    Lisa M DeBruine
    University of St Andrews, School of Psychology, St Andrews, Scotland, KY16 9AJ, UK
    Horm Behav 47:379-83. 2005
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  22. ncbi request reprint Preferences for masculinity in male bodies change across the menstrual cycle
    Anthony C Little
    School of Psychology, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK
    Horm Behav 51:633-9. 2007
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  23. doi request reprint Transient pupil constrictions to faces are sensitive to orientation and species
    C A Conway
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    J Vis 8:17.1-11. 2008
    ..e., orientation and species) and thus reveal a novel, objective, and non-invasive method for studying face perception...
  24. pmc Symmetry, sexual dimorphism in facial proportions and male facial attractiveness
    I S Penton-Voak
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9JU, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 268:1617-23. 2001
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  25. ncbi request reprint The role of femininity and averageness of voice pitch in aesthetic judgments of women's voices
    David R Feinberg
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK
    Perception 37:615-23. 2008
    ..Men preferred women's voices with raised pitch for all levels of starting pitch. These findings suggest that men prefer high voice pitch to average voice pitch in women's voices...
  26. ncbi request reprint Integrating gaze direction and sexual dimorphism of face shape when perceiving the dominance of others
    Julie C Main
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Regent Walk, Aberdeen AB9 1FX, Scotland, UK
    Perception 38:1275-83. 2009
    ..Integrating information from face shape and gaze cues may increase the efficiency with which we perceive the dominance of others...
  27. ncbi request reprint Preferences for symmetry in faces change across the menstrual cycle
    Anthony C Little
    School of Psychology, University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, UK
    Biol Psychol 76:209-16. 2007
    ..Such strategic preferences for symmetry may support the role of symmetry in signalling potential good-gene benefits...
  28. pmc Partnership status and the temporal context of relationships influence human female preferences for sexual dimorphism in male face shape
    A C Little
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, Fife KY16 9JU, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:1095-100. 2002
    ..We also found that individuals using oral contraception do not show the above effects, indicating that such hormonal intervention potentially disrupts women's choices for evolutionarily relevant benefits from males...
  29. ncbi request reprint View-contingent aftereffects suggest joint coding of face shape and view
    Lisa L M Welling
    Face Research Laboratory, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 2UB, Scotland, UK
    Perception 38:133-41. 2009
    ..Dissociable aftereffects for different views of upright faces, but not for different views of inverted faces, suggest that neurons that code face view can also code other aspects of face shape...
  30. pmc Circum-menopausal effects on women's judgements of facial attractiveness
    Jovana Vukovic
    Department of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 2UB, UK
    Biol Lett 5:62-4. 2009
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first study to demonstrate circum-menopausal changes in women's face preferences...
  31. pmc The health of a nation predicts their mate preferences: cross-cultural variation in women's preferences for masculinized male faces
    Lisa M DeBruine
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3FX, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 277:2405-10. 2010
    ..These findings show non-arbitrary cross-cultural differences in facial attractiveness judgements and demonstrate the use of trade-off theory for investigating cross-cultural variation in women's mate preferences...
  32. doi request reprint Men report stronger attraction to femininity in women's faces when their testosterone levels are high
    Lisa L M Welling
    Face Research Laboratory, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Horm Behav 54:703-8. 2008
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  33. ncbi request reprint Are attractive men's faces masculine or feminine? The importance of controlling confounds in face stimuli
    Lisa M DeBruine
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom AB24 3FX mail
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 36:751-8. 2010
    ..g. hairstyle) were eliminated through masking. We conclude that care must be taken to control potential confounds in stimuli and that the influence of nonface cues on preferences for facial masculinity deserves further study...
  34. ncbi request reprint When facial attractiveness is only skin deep
    Benedict C Jones
    School of Psychology, St Mary s College, University of St Andrews, South Street, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9JP, Scotland, UK
    Perception 33:569-76. 2004
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  35. ncbi request reprint Dissociating averageness and attractiveness: attractive faces are not always average
    Lisa M DeBruine
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 33:1420-30. 2007
    ..The authors discuss important implications for the interpretation of studies using a visual adaptation paradigm to investigate attractiveness...
  36. doi request reprint Kin recognition signals in adult faces
    Lisa M DeBruine
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 2UB, UK
    Vision Res 49:38-43. 2009
    ..Using adult sibling faces, we find that similarity ratings for same-sex pairs were significantly higher than for opposite-sex pairs, suggesting that similarity judgments of adult faces are not entirely synonymous with kinship judgments...
  37. doi request reprint Integrating physical and social cues when forming face preferences: differences among low and high-anxiety individuals
    Claire A Conway
    University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Soc Neurosci 3:89-95. 2008
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  38. pmc Correlated preferences for facial masculinity and ideal or actual partner's masculinity
    Lisa M DeBruine
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1355-60. 2006
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  39. pmc Evidence against perceptual bias views for symmetry preferences in human faces
    Anthony C Little
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9JU, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 270:1759-63. 2003
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  40. doi request reprint Kin recognition: evidence that humans can perceive both positive and negative relatedness
    D B Krupp
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen s University, Kingston, ON, Canada
    J Evol Biol 25:1472-8. 2012
    ..This is the first clear evidence that humans are sensitive to negative relatedness cues, and suggests the potential for the adaptive allocation of spiteful behaviour...
  41. ncbi request reprint Category contingent aftereffects for faces of different races, ages and species
    Anthony C Little
    School of Psychology, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, Scotland, UK
    Cognition 106:1537-47. 2008
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  42. pmc Sex-contingent face after-effects suggest distinct neural populations code male and female faces
    Anthony C Little
    University of Liverpool, School of Biology, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 272:2283-7. 2005
    ..Because after-effects reflect changes in responses of neural populations that code faces, our findings indicate that distinct neural populations code male and female faces...
  43. pmc Symmetry is related to sexual dimorphism in faces: data across culture and species
    Anthony C Little
    School of Psychology, University of Stirling, Stirling, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 3:e2106. 2008
    ..Faces have the potential to be advertisements of mate quality and both symmetry and sexual dimorphism have been linked to the attractiveness of human face shape...
  44. pmc Attraction independent of detection suggests special mechanisms for symmetry preferences in human face perception
    Anthony C Little
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, PO Box 147, Liverpool L69 3BX, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:3093-9. 2006
    ..Unconscious mechanisms determining face preferences may explain why the reasons behind attraction are often difficult to articulate and demonstrate that detection alone cannot explain symmetry preferences...
  45. pmc MHC-assortative facial preferences in humans
    S Craig Roberts
    School of Clinical Medical Sciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4HH, UK
    Biol Lett 1:400-3. 2005
    ..Although unexpected, this MHC-similar facial preference is consistent with other studies documenting assortative preferences in humans, including for facial phenotype...
  46. ncbi request reprint Sleep-related attentional bias in good, moderate, and poor (primary insomnia) sleepers
    Barry T Jones
    Department of Psychology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
    J Abnorm Psychol 114:249-58. 2005
    ..A possible bias in moderate sleepers was also revealed. It is suggested that attentional bias has a role in the perpetuation and possibly precipitation of primary insomnia...
  47. pmc Female facial attractiveness increases during the fertile phase of the menstrual cycle
    S Craig Roberts
    School of Biology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4HH, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S270-2. 2004
    ..This heightened allure could be an adaptive mechanism for raising a female's relative value in the mating market at the time in the cycle when the probability of conception is at its highest...