When I was a teenager I remember I read an article in my English class that I found so interesting that I still remember.
It was about our left and right sides of our face and what they say about us.
In a few words, it said that according to the side of your face that you find more attractive, you can find out what arts you are talented in.
The left side had to do with singing skills and the right one was connected with acting skills.
I’ve always wanted to learn more about this information and I was surprised to discover that according to the following article that I found on Daily Mail and you can read here most people tend to think that it’s the left side of their face they prefer.
Is your left side your BEST side? People pose in same position for photos because that half is ‘more expressive’
- -People have a natural tendency to pose showing the left half of their face
- -This has been seen in around 60% of paintings since the 14th century
- -Recent studies also found 90% of Jesus pictures show his left-hand side
- -Writer Sam Kean claims the left half of a person’s face is more expressive
- -It’s controlled by the right side of the brain, responsible for emotions
- -This makes the left side seem more attractive to others
Many of us have a certain pose for photos, but have you ever noticed your face has a tendency to turn to the right each time? If so, you’re not alone.
Research of paintings dating back to the 14th century has revealed people prefer to pose showing the left half of their face – and this might be because we consider our left side to be our best side.
That’s according to science writer and author Sam Kean , who claims our left sides are more expressive than our right sides, because they are controlled by the part of our brain responsible for emotions.
According to Kean, author of The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons, the majority of people are hard-wired to believe their left side to be more attractive than their right, and this belief influences their poses for photo.
Kean said: ‘The best explanation is that we don’t view the left and right halves of people’s faces in the exact same way.
‘People have a tendency to be more expressive with one half of the face, than the other half because out brains don’t quite work the same on the left side and the right side’
The left side of the brain controls language, for example, while the right side controls spatial awareness and identifying faces.
The right side of the brain also controls the left side of the body, making the left side more expressive.
Kean concluded: ‘We think we’re aware of most of what we’re doing, and it’s a little disconcerting to see this ticks, and these little things emerge, suddenly.’
Research from the Department of Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, conducted in 2011, found people prefer looking at art when it is lit from the left side, too.
Update- Poll results:
WHICH SIDE OF YOUR FACE IS THE BEST?
Right 7% 1 vote