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The more I allocate to each attribute, the more highly I supposedly value that quality in a mate.
This experiment, which Royzman sometimes runs with his college classes, is meant to inject scarcity into hypothetical dating decisions in order to force people to prioritize.
”(Sure, but I mean, who would want an ugly, broke jerk sticking faithfully by their side?
)Royzman said that among his students (not in a clinical condition), men tend to spend much more on physical attractiveness, and women spend more on social attractiveness traits like kindness and intelligence.
We show that this method provides age estimates that are highly correlated to radiocarbon dates, thus documenting the promise of this approach.
By studying the linear relationship between the dates of Neanderthal admixture and the radiocarbon dates, we obtain, to our knowledge, the first direct estimate of the historical generation interval of 26–30 y.
We report a method for dating ancient human samples that uses the recombination clock.
To infer the age of ancient genomes, we take advantage of the shared history of Neanderthal gene flow into non-Africans that occurred around 50,000 y ago and measure the amount of “missing evolution” in terms of recombination breakpoints in the ancient genome compared with present-day samples.
The researchers asked a group of newlyweds and a group of longer-lasting married couples about their preferences for a partner (everything from height to personality), as well as their “mate value,” or how much of a catch they were.
The newlyweds were rated on their mate value by independent researchers, while the long-term married couples rated themselves and their partners.
The study of human evolution has been revolutionized by inferences from ancient DNA analyses.