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About this Youtube video: What does it mean to be cute Beauty standards and perceptions of attractiveness vary across cultures but one thing is clear being called cute is something entirely different. Is there a scientific explanation of why our brains perceive some people as cute and others as beautiful hot and so on We re about to answer all of them with the help of science TIMESTAMPS Why we find babies so cute 1 13 What the EDAR gene is 2 28 What sexual dimorphism is 3 47 How Korean pop music is changing the world 4 35 Preview photo credit Park Ji-min at Aladdin fansign on September 22 2017 By Jimson Weed - 170922 CC BY 4.0 Animation is created by Bright Side. Music SUMMARY - There are other traits in babies that our brain for whatever reason finds adorable. They have a disproportionate head-to-body size and short limbs. In fact if babies were proportioned more like mini-adults we probably wouldn t be as inclined to coo at them - East Asian people tend to hold onto these features into adulthood a phenomenon called neoteny. Studies have found that neotenous faces are often perceived as more social and feminine whereas non-neotenous faces are seen as more intimidating. - The EDAR gene controls the development of our hair skin and teeth. This mutation causes people to have thicker hair shafts more oil glands which helps keep skin looking youthful for longer and less breast tissue in females. - Sexual dimorphism is what makes males and females of the same species look different. So less sexual dimorphism means men with neotenous faces tend to look more feminine. - The recent surge in the worldwide popularity of Korean pop music abbreviated as Kpop with groups like BTS has put this cultural difference in the spotlight. Rather than exhibiting the sort of macho features of Western standards of male beauty sensational Kpop stars like Jimin have smooth faces slim bodies and an overall feminine appearance. Subscribe to Bright Side ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media Facebook Instagram 5-Minute Crafts Youtube ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit .