Psychologists find key dance moves that attract womenSeptember 8th, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by BNO News
NEWCASTLE, UNITED KINGDOM (BNO NEWS) — Psychologist at Northumbria University, using 3D motion-capture technology, identified key movements in male dancing that boosts levels of attraction in women’s eyes.
Psychologist Dr. Nick Neave and researcher Kristofor McCarty are saying they have found the biomechanical differences between a “good” and “bad” dancer, creating gender-neutral humanoid characters of 19 male volunteers, aged 18-35, to be judged and rated by 35 women without actually being influence by the dancers’ appearance.
The study, which is published in Wednesday’s Royal Society Journal Biology Letters, shows that eight key movements of the neck, trunk, left shoulder, and wrist potentially differentiated the “good” from the “bad” dancer. The size and variabilities of the movements in those body parts, along with the speed movement of the knee, determined the differences.
“This is the first study to show objectively what differentiates a good dancer from a bad one. Men all over the world will be interested to know what moves they can throw to attract women,” Neave said.
“We now know which area of the body females are looking at when they are making a judgment about male dance attractiveness. If a man knows what the key moves are, he can get some training and improve his chances of attracting a female through his dance style.”
“The methods we have used here have allowed us to make some preliminary predictions as to why dance has evolved. Our results clearly show that there seems to be a strong general consensus as to what is seen as a good and bad dance, and that women appear to like and look for the same sort of moves,” McCarty added.
“From this, we predict that those observations have underlying traits associated with them but further research must be conducted to support such claims.”
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