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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Emmmmuaaashhhhh....



Kisses unleash chemicals that ease stress levels
By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, AP Science Writer Randolph E. Schmid, Ap Science Writer




CHICAGO – "Chemistry look what you've done to me," Donna Summer crooned in Science of Love, and so, it seems, she was right. Just in time for Valentine's Day, a panel of scientists examined the mystery of what happens when hearts throb and lips lock. Kissing, it turns out, unleashes chemicals that ease stress hormones in both sexes and encourage bonding in men, though not so much in women.

Chemicals in the saliva may be a way to assess a mate, Wendy Hill, dean of the faculty and a professor of neuroscience at Lafayette College, told a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on Friday.

In an experiment, Hill explained, pairs of heterosexual college students who kissed for 15 minutes while listening to music experienced significant changes in their levels of the chemicals oxytocin, which affects pair bonding, and cortisol, which is associated with stress. Their blood and saliva levels of the chemicals were compared before and after the kiss.

Both men and women had a decline in cortisol after smooching, an indication their stress levels declined.

For men, oxytocin levels increased, indicating more interest in bonding, while oxytocin levels went down in women. "This was a surprise," Hill said.



owwwhh...gitu ekkk..... patutler.... huh??? muahahaha...

5 comments:

Neeza Shahril said...

menarik experiment tu.. I wonder if the experiment di buat di kolej2 di malaysia especially macam 1 kolej yang saya pernah kerja tu hahahhaah!!!

btw, sangat tempting lah itu lips.. not for me la of course.. hehee..

miss cloudy said...

ooo..akak penah keje kat kolej ke? pensyarah lah ni ye? hikss..

tempting ngan lips tuuu??? huhu...sesuatuuuuu

ZAHRATUN NUR said...

Assalamualaikum. Lip tu mmg mungil gitu....heheheheh. Anyway terjumpa ngan your blog ni while searching about JJCM. I'm using your followers list, nak kenal2 since that I'm new in the blogging "world".

miss cloudy said...

hiiii zahratun...welcome2...cantik nama...

Neeza Shahril said...

oooo.. nehi nehi!! tak main la pensyarah ni tauuu.. hehee..
saya kerja kuli aje.. jaga jaga booth huhuuuu..