Study: You Can Judge a Man’s Intelligence by Looking at Him

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Everyone knows you don’t judge a book by its cover, but if you’re trying to judge how smart a man is, a new study says all you have to do is look at his face.

Researchers at Charles University had 160 participants rate 80 different photos of 80 men and women for intelligence and attractiveness.

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For whatever reason, the raters were able to estimate the intelligence of the men in the pictures with an accuracy higher than chance.

So why are women such a mystery?

Well, researchers think humans have been conditioned to judge females predominantly by how attractive they are, so we have trouble judging any other way.

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