The Science of Mick Jaggers sexy Hip-Wiggle

Wissenschaftler in Finnland haben im Detail untersucht, welche Körperbewegungen beim Tanz sexy wirken, vor allem am Beispiel von Mick Jaggers Hüftschwung. Die Studie heisst Moves Like Jagger: Multidimensional Attractiveness Ratings of opposite-sex Dancers. Multidimensional Attractiveness.

[The Study] details a set of experiments which not only attempted to quantify the attractiveness of hip-wiggling, [Defined as : The mean absolute angular velocity of the hips around the anteroposterior axis] but also Downforce, Shoulder vs. hip angle, Hip-knee phase, Shoulder-hip ratio, Hip-body ratio, and Body symmetry.

“Sixty-two heterosexual adult participants watched 48 short audio-visual point-light animations of eight male and eight female adults dancing individually to Techno, Pop, and Latin music. Participants rated perceived Femininity/Masculinity (as appropriate), Sensuality, Sexiness, Mood, and Interestingness of each dancer.”

The results: “We found that, for men watching women, Hip-knee phase angle was positively related to Interestingness and Mood, and that Hip-body ratio was positively related to Sensuality. For women watching men, Downforce was positively related to Sensuality. Other prominent but nonsignificant correlations supported the view that these three features are relevant to ratings of female and male dancers’ attractiveness in general.”

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