Use of Golden Ratio

November 5, 2019

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Anchor lead: A proportion found throughout nature has a practical side, Elizabeth Tracey reports

The Golden Ratio is a  mystical measurement found not only in human skulls, as shown recently by Rafael Tamargo, a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins, and colleagues, but also throughout nature. And the ratio is employed by both dentists and plastic surgeons to achieve the best aesthetics, Tamargo explains.

Tamargo: The entire length of a human being, people that are well-proportioned, the belly button divides them into a golden ratio from the top of the head to the toes. Plastic surgeons use the golden ratio a lot, when they’re reconstructing faces. Dentists use that also. It turns out that for example, if you have someone who is considered good looking, and you take a measurement from the hairline starts to the jaw to the eyes, fall at the golden ratio.  :25

Tamargo notes that historically, the Golden Ratio was known by artists such as Leonardo DaVinci and many mathematicians. At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.

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