Most El Paso people will look at the baby animals pleasing and cute compared to the adult animals. Those big eyes that gaze back at us are so irresistible that we can easily be drawn to them. We will usually be affectionate and smiling as we watch their silly antics. Their fragile nature matched with the fluffy body makes them so endearing. Perhaps they need to appear cute since they will need to face difficulties in the wilds.
What Makes Baby Animals Appealing to People
The concept that the Texas adult species will be attracted towards the infant was first presented last 1943. According to Konrad Lorenz, an expert on studying the behavior of animal, there are numerous reasons why baby wild animals will appear cute to humans. He referred to this theory as ‘baby schema' .
A Variety of Positive Emotions
Based on the tests that has been recorded on different scientific journals, the El Paso adults will feel a range of positive emotions when looking at baby animals. They will be less aggressive, and act tenderly towards the creature. Humans have a protective nature towards those that appear vulnerable and fragile. This action will be more prevalent to adults especially to the parents. Last 2013, a study in Netherlands showed that humans tend to feel empathy towards these tiny creatures.
Because We Also Love Human Babies
A study suggests that adult humans find the baby Texas animals cute simply because we also think that human babies are cute. In addition, human and animals shares some similar aspects such as their rounded face, small body and nose, and those large eyes. This was then supported by supplemental studies last 2012 and 2013. Another possible reason is that our empathy towards the baby animals enables us to form better bonds with these creatures. In the past, forming a bond with the wild animals will help us survive better in the wild.
Do Animals Also Find the Babies Cute?
The answer to this question remains inconclusive. Based on the study conducted last 2012, the adult Texas monkey will look at the baby monkeys longer compared to looking at adult monkeys. This will perhaps suggest that the monkeys prefer to look at the image of the baby animals. However, in a separate study last 2013, Japanese scientists tried to capture the attention of the adult monkeys with images of baby macaques, but they failed. The baby monkeys will be born fragile and they will require the care from their mother. Therefore, adult monkeys will prefer to look at the infant. On the other hand, the baby humans will appear more vulnerable. This is perhaps the reason why humans will find the baby animals appealing and more attractive.
Nevertheless, there is still a lot of things to be completed to reveal the secret behind the El Paso baby schema. Experts believe that most species who will invest a lot of their time in nurturing their babies (which includes humans) will be more attracted to baby species compared for the creatures who do not take care of their young ones.