Hindi lang proteksiyon sa COVID-19 ang pagsusuot ng face mask dahil mas nagiging kaakit-akit umano ang isang tao kapag nakasuot nito, ayon sa isinagawang pag-aaral sa Cardiff University sa United Kingdom.
Sa ulat ng Reuters, sinabi ni Dr Michael Lewis, Reader sa Cardiff University, na nagbago rin umano ang pananaw ng mga tao tungkol sa pagsusuot ng face mask.
Sa naturang pag-aaral, nagpakita ng ilang larawan ng mga lalaki na nakasuot ng blue surgical face mask. Ang mga pinakitaan, nagsabing mas maganda ang dating ng naka-face mask.
"What we found is that in the past, when people put a surgical face mask on, this cues people to think of there's a disease present and that will make people judge the face as being less attractive," ayon kay Lewis.
"But what happens now is that when people see someone with a mask, they're no longer being cued that there is a disease there. But what they're doing is seeing people as being more attractive,” patuloy niya.
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Sa pag-aaral, 43 na kababaihan ang tinanong na i-rate ang attractiveness ng mga lalaki sa larawan.
- walang suot na face mask
- may suot na plain cloth mask
- may suot na blue surgical mask
- at may tinakpan ng libro ang kalahati ng mukha
Naniniwala si Lewis, sapat na ang bilang ng mga tinanong para makabuo ng kongklusyon.
“The experiment took place in February 20, 21, when there was currently within the UK a face mask mandate. People were required to wear a face mask so people would be seeing face masks a lot more,” paliwanag niya.
Ayon pa kay Lewis, sinuri din nila sa pag-aaral ang pagiging attractive o hindi pagiging attractive sa pagsusuot ng takip sa mukha.
“So one of the things we looked at was whether the effect was only present there for unattractive faces or whether it was present for attractive faces as well. And what we find is that covered up with the bottom half of face is yes, it does improve the attractiveness of unattractive faces. But equally, even for the highest set of attractive faces within our database, it's still increased the attractiveness," paliwanag ni Lewis.
Patuloy niya, "So what we'd expect is if we had George Clooney or someone as attractive as George Clooney...what we're doing is we're looking at the top half of his face and we're filling in the gaps of what might be in the bottom half of face. And we tend to fill in those gaps. We tend to fill in those gaps with whatever we think would be most attractive there.”
--Reuters/FRJ, GMA News