ED STRONG BLOG -- Mar 13 -- "A kiss is a blast of information that you are sending out and information that you are receiving," says Helen Fisher, the Rutgers anthropologist who is the author of "Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love." "Basically it's a mate assessment tool. Much of the cortex is devoted to picking up sensations from around the lips, cheeks, tongue and nose. Out of 12 cranial nerves, five of them are picking up the data from around the mouth."So kissing is not just kissing. It is a profound advertisement of who you are, what you want and what you can give." A survey of 1,041 college students led by SUNY Albany's Gallup found that 59% of men and 66% of women reported at least once finding someone attractive only to discover after the first kiss that they were no longer interested.
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