This is the premier science journal that brought us “Alpha males win again.” Now we have an airbrushed model-perfect portrait on the cover. “Why?” one might well ask. Fortunately, there’s an “about the cover” link. And there they say
People’s quality of life depends on the ability to experience emotions appropriately and to regulate them in response to stressful events. Consequently, it is important to understand how the brain regulates emotions and how this regulation becomes impaired by disorders of emotion. In this issue, we present a collection of reviews on the neurobiology of emotion and disorders of emotion.
So emotions and women go together? Gosh! I’m glad that’s clear. We want to be scientific and all.
Alternatively, you might ask some people. The first response I got from a frequent reader of Nature, “Men like to look at pictures of beautiful women.” That might also be a comment in the sociology of science.