The Golden Ratio: The power of attraction
Obtain five to eight headshots (or portraits photographs) of males and an equal number of headshots of females. The headshots should be a minimum of 5 inches by 7 inches so that you can clearly see the facial features. Sources of photographs can be:
Assign a number to each photograph (you can write the number on the back of the photo). You will use this for tracking the results of the science project.
Before deciding to use the photographs, it is recommended that you first determine if you can apply the Golden Ratio to them (See resources in bibliography).
Conducting the experiment:
When you have compiled all the data, evaluate each photograph using the Golden Ratio. For example, you could evaluate how your nose, in relation to your mouth, fits the Golden ratio by doing the following:
(See resource in bibliography for how to calculate the Golden Ration of the face. Start with the article "How to Calculate the Golden Ratio Face," followed with "The Human Face." This article will provide graphics to support the first article). Note: This step can also be performed before conducting the experiment.
Did the photograph or photographs that received the highest ratings have the Golden Ratio?