Cool concept, but average execution.
Idea is: we're told the human perception of beauty has to do with symmetry - something that supposedly indicates least exposure to disease. What if the brain could be rewired, by some sort of surgical treatment, so we see beauty in asymmetry instead?
Fact sheet.First published: George Mann (Ed)'s "The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Volume 3" (2009).
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