Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Kiss is Just a Kiss ... Or Is It?

"Beyond the romance and magic of kiss, chemistry and neuroscience are at work. When two people lock lips, they’re transmitting a flood of information indicating whether they would be a good match, writes research scientist Sheril Kirshenbaum, author of The Science of Kissing. A good kiss stimulates the neurotransmitter of dopamine, which is associated with desire, or the love hormone oxytocin, which helps create a special bond between people. A bad kiss can produce the stress hormone cortisol. Some research indicates kissing can help people subconsciously discern each other’s health, fertility and whether their immune systems are diverse, which could be helpful in producing healthier children. So keep all this in mind on Valentine’s Day… or maybe not, if you don’t want to spoil the moment."

-P.11 of “Success Magazine”, February 2014

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