Can your teeth make people want to date you or hate you? And how is toothbrushing like voting? We brush up on research studies that ask these questions, in this week’s Improbable Research podcast.
For more info about what we discuss this week, go explore:
- “Should You Brush Your Teeth on 6 November, 1984?” A. Wuffle, Political Science, vol. 17, 1984, pp. 577–81.
- “Evidence to Suggest That Teeth Act as Human Ornament Displays Signalling Mate Quality,” Colin A. Hendrie and Gayle Brewer, PLoS One, vol. 7, no. 7, epub July 31, 2012.
Here’s a bit of detail from the teeth/dating study:
The mysterious John Schedler or the shadowy Bruce Petschek perhaps did the sound engineering this week.
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