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The Science of Kissing by Sheril Kirshenbaum
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Mar 28, 2011

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Read from March 28 to April 16, 2011

Kissing is ancient and universal, but it has also evolved and has myriad variations. This books goes into detail about kissing from both an anthropological and a physiological point of view. It's fascinating to see how it came to be that humans display affection, respect, commitment, desire, safety, lust, love, and other emotions through the lips.

The history is more interesting and fun to read about than the scientific studies involving brain scans and neurotransmitters, but both offer up some intriguing information. And while it may not be the most romantic book, it does make you want to go out and kiss someone—if only to further the interests of science...

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