Video: Why Do We Close Our Eyes When We Kiss? You Didn't Know That For Sure
Have you noticed that when you kiss, your eyes automatically close? Researchers in England may have found a reason for this. Psychologists at the University of London have conducted a new study looking at how complex visual tasks interact with a person's sense of touch. Their findings: the more intense a visual task becomes, the more it decreases a person's ability to notice touch.
The experiment tested this by giving participants a visual task on the screen. When the participants took the test, vibration was applied to their hands. The researchers found that as they increased the difficulty of the visual task, the participants were less likely to notice vibration. Conversely, the less complex a visual task is, the more likely you are to feel tactile influences.
“This is a statistically significant effect,” says Dr. Polly Dalton. She also believes the research findings can be applied to kissing. Closing our clear eyes, we allow ourselves to plunge into the world of sensations and enjoy touching each other completely.
With pleasant moments associated with our sense of touch, our body simply tries to turn off the most informationally overloaded visual channel. And we are enjoying the kissing process.
And, by the way, this is perhaps why many people find the morning hours the most suitable for amorous pleasures: after all, we have not yet fully woken up, and therefore have not loaded our visual analyzer.
But the findings can be applied to another real-world example: if you're looking at a complicated train schedule at a train station, you may be less likely to notice a pickpocket pulling out your wallet …