2015 年 14 巻 3 号 p. 419-424
We produced the average face by combining forty-one facial images of female college students in order to investigate how the facial impression changes depending on distance between eyes and eyebrows. Furthermore, we produced ten experiment samples by shortening or widening distance between them of the average face in five steps respectively. These images were presented individually to ninety college students, and they were asked to evaluate them using twenty adjective pairs. Consequently, the average face received high evaluations about likability-related impressions, while the faces with shorter distance between eyes and eyebrow got high evaluations about activity-related impressions. Moreover, two principal component (“degree of refinement” and “femininity”) were extracted as a result of principal component analysis to evaluation scores. It was found that degree of refinement was likely to be affected by the perceived size of the eyes, and femininity was defined by distance between eyes and eyebrow.