We look beautiful in the mirror. However, this confidence is quickly 'extinguished' as soon as he sees himself in the picture. Why is the same person so different?
In fact, the mirror image is the reverse version of our appearance in real life .When you look in the mirror daily, you will feel familiar with this reversal image and by default it is you, experts call this phenomenon the effect of frequent exposure.Therefore, when you really admire the true face (not reversed), through the photos, many people will feel a little surprised because the difference is also for this reason.
When you look in the mirror, you can completely instantly adjust factors such as light, tilt angle, facial expressions so that the image appears to be the most beautiful.This is also the reason why the mirror version of a person is usually more beautiful in photos.
When you mirror yourself in the mirror, the brain will make us not notice the difference in light in positions, instead it will 'process' itself to spread the light over the entire image obtained. On the contrary, the camera ensures the accuracy and brightness of every detail on the frame and sometimes this makes you in the picture 'ugly'.
Researcher Nolan Feeney explained that we often look in the mirror at home or at least in a place where we feel safe, which makes us more confident and comfortable, helping our face stay in shape. the most natural.On the contrary, when taking photos we will be a little tense and awkward, because we must try to focus on posing: the tension is not blinking, deliberately smirking the lips to create a fake smile.That is not to mention the pressure from the audience, the witnesses and the worry about everyone's worth when the picture was posted on social networks.
When looking into a mirror, we often focus on only some central parts of the face such as lips, nose, eyes . and rarely pay attention to the overall beauty.Meanwhile, when looking at photos, people evaluate the overall appearance, while also looking at the factors that are rarely paid attention to such as: facial expressions or poses .
Researchers from the University of Chicago have proven that people often think that their appearance is better looking than reality. Specifically, in this study, experts took pictures of volunteers; then treat them in two versions: 'worse' and 'more beautiful' ;After that, the volunteers were asked to choose the photo that showed their true appearance.As a result, the vast majority of 'more beautiful' versions of images were chosen.