Selfies took over our phone’s gallery and lifestyle faster than the personas in Game of Thrones got killed (hey Ned, we’re looking at you). Basically, it became a way of life in no time–party selfie, changing room selfie, and wow, those coveted bathroom selfies! However, not all selfies end up as fancy as we look in line with the looking glass. And we know it can not simply us who seems that way. So, if the person you see in the mirror appears quite different from the person in your selfies, this research might interest you. After all, an intensive selfie session that consumes a lot of space on your telephone but those pictures look hardly like you, the situation can be very disappointing.
Well, there’s a *real research* (yeah, defeat that! ) which uncovers why a selfie can make your facial features look somewhat distorted.
Seeing as per a research noticed in the JAMA Cosmetic Cosmetic plastic surgery journal, the position of your arm is what makes all the difference while taking a selfie. The study says that selfies taken from 12 inches away make your nose look thirty percent wider than it really is. And to take a great selfie that would not distort the way your nose looks, your arm needs to be five-feet long.
Dr Boris Paskhover, a facial plastic surgeon and his fellow workers at Rutgers New Jacket Medical School including Stanford University in California invented a mathematical model to understand the science of selfies and the reason for distortion in it. They studied various camera angles and distances and learnt that five toes were a “standard face distance”.