Turns out, making sure your eyebrows are, as the kids say, “on fleek” is more important than you think. Researchers have found that your brows are actually some of the most important features of your face, and not just because they keep sweat from dripping into your eyes. Eyebrows are a great indicator of emotional expression, which is why they are so crucial in our day-to-day interactions.
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According to Yahoo Health, eyebrows are “critical for emotional expression, as well as facial recognition, we’re all subconsciously cued in to each other’s brows: how and when they move and what they look like. As a result, we place a lot of stock in changes to their shape, color, and size.” Eyebrows also help folks recognize people, as a study by assistant professor of psychology at the University of Lethbridge in Canada Javid Sadr found in 2003. Sadr showed participants 25 images of celebrities with eyes and no brows and another 25 with brows and no eyes. People were better able to identify the celebrities by the shape of their brows.
So next time somebody asks you why you’re so obsessed with Cara Delevingne’s eyebrows, tell them you can’t help it – science made you that way.
[via Yahoo Health]