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The Science of Kissing - Sheril Kirshenbaum

March 3, 2011


The Science of Kissing


Who doesn't remember their first kiss? For many, it is a memory they will carry with them for life. And from our first moment in our mother's arms, to our final moment as we exit this world, to the defining moment of our wedding, a kiss is often the act that accompanies our most significant events in life. But why do humans kiss? Is it a cultural artifact, or in our genes? And why do some cultures avoid it, while others embrace it? In her new book, 

The Science of Kissing


Sheril Kirshenbaum

, a research scientist at the University of Texas at Austin, explores the neuroscience, anthropology, and biology of osculation - and even gives some practical tips for the perfect smooch.   

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