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How to Age Beautifully

Ep 77: Imagining Beauty- The Key to Aging Gracefully In my research paper “On Thoughts Emotions Facial Expressions and Aging” I proposed the pathways by which our mental and emotional world directly shapes our aging faces. The last few podcasts have focused on how the brain influences our facial aesthetics. As well as how our own…

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Character Makes a Face

Ep 72: Our Faces Tell the Story of Our Lives The world has been witness to the diabolical events unfolding in Ukraine over the past few weeks. The internal horror we each feel to the atrocities committed is testament to the fact that human beings have an innate sense of what is right and wrong.…

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Inner Beauty According to Science

Ep 71: The Emotional World of Beauty – Beauty in the Mind  Possessing “inner beauty” isn’t just the consolation prize for those less than genetically blessed with physical beauty. Science tells us that our perception of beauty is deeply rooted in our psychological makeup, which colors the way we view beauty. Inner beauty is a term…

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Intelligent Beauty: The Science of Beauty

Ep 70: 2022 Skincare Trends Part 3 – Intelligent Beauty An Invention of the Mind — Intelligent Beauty Beauty is a topic of fascination throughout millennia. Gustav Fechner, the pioneer of modern psychology proposed a set of metrics which could be used to statistically define the experience of beauty. Known as psychophysics, he examined the…

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Floral Perfumes: The Subtle Beauty of a Flower

Ep 66: On the Life Cycle of Flowers and the Art of Being Subtly Beautiful The flower is a universal symbol of beauty, not just in terms of its visual representation, but also because of its association with scent and perfumes – floral perfumes. While flowers may paint an otherworldly picture of heavenly beauty, our…

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Beauty Sleep: How the Lack of it Affects Your Skincare Routine

Ep 63: The Science of Beauty Sleep An urban lifestyle replete with its glorification of dazzling city lights and late nights has influenced many to take sleep for granted. While the effects of sleep deprivation on our health and immune system are well established, emerging research now suggests that sleep deprivation can have a direct…

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How Natural Beauty Lighting Makes You Look Your Best

Ep 62: Lighting Beauty- How Natural Light Makes You Look and Feel Beautiful Have you ever thought about how the phrase  “to see someone in a harsh light” originated? Turns out, the physical phenomena of light perception quite literally can change how one feels about another. Yup, we are not talking about filters here!  On…

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1st Anniversary Beauty Podcast Special

Ep 61: The Lotus, Imperfections and the Science Behind Flawed Beauty This is part of the beauty podcast series on neuroaesthetics based on Dr. Teo Wan Lin’s white paper on the brain-skin connection “On thoughts, emotions, facial expressions and aging” published in the Feb 2021 issue of the International Journal of Dermatology¹. This podcast episode…

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Neuroaesthetics: How the Brain Perceives Beauty

Ep 60: Divine Beauty.. or not? On the Neuroaesthetic Pathway, Body Dysmorphophobia and Brain Plasticity Society’s god-like objectification of beauty may inherently be a flawed concept. This weekend’s podcast focuses on Dr. Teo Wan Lin’s research in the field of neuroaesthetics, a sequel to the previous podcast on the role of evolutionary psychology in beauty…

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Aesthetic Beauty: Standards, Stereotypes & Evolutionary Psychology

Ep 59: On Halloween, Mortality & the Art of Expression In this weekend’s podcast, Dr. Teo Wan Lin shares her research exploring the concept of psychology affecting human faces and perception of aesthetic beauty – via facial expressions influenced by thought and emotion. Evolutionary psychology shows that our own mental biases of beauty are also…