Brains And Beauty

Jan 12 2012 @ 10:14am

Contrary to popular belief, the intelligent aren't more likely to be ugly:

[T]he bulk of the evidence suggests that smart people are not "usually ugly." In fact, the opposite seems to be true: Either smart people are more beautiful than average, or dumb people are more ugly (or both). And while no facial features within the normal range could ever be that useful as a predictor of intelligence, people can perform better than you’d expect from random chance [at guessing intelligence] using nothing more than a head shot.