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18th Apr 2017

This is the most flattering side to take a selfie

Might help reduce the amount of selfies you take.

It turns out there is a better side for taking selfies.

Dr Anukka Lindell, in the neuropsychology department at La Trobe University in Melbourne, says that our left-hand side is the better side to take a selfie.

She studied images uploaded to Instagram to determine which side is more attractive.

According to Metro, she said:

“92% of the sample showed an overall posing bias, with 41% favouring their left cheek, 31.5% preferring their right cheek and 19.5% repeatedly posting midline selfies.

Whilst research indicates that midline poses are perceived as being just as emotionally expressive as left-cheek poses, they are less frequently adopted for a simple reason: they appear less flattering.”

She also added:

“The theory is that the left cheek poses are intuitively perceived as more emotionally open an expressive than right cheek poses.”

And it seems the celebrities have copped on to this theory, opting for left-hand side selfies.

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