Another reason some of us are drawn to skulls may be that with its larger-than-eyes eye sockets, a skull generates a degree of neoteny – the tendency to be drawn to and feel protective of things that appear as young or babies. Think of Disney’s way of drawing all its sweet, tender, heroic animal characters (for example, Bambi) with extra-large eyes. Think, even, of how for thousands of years, people have applied cosmetics to their eyes in an effort to make them appear larger and thus more appealing. In today’s fashion magazines as well as on the walls of ancient Egyptian tombs, figures are shown with exaggerated, kohl-lined eyes.