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You’ve seen it in movies, and you’ve probably done it with your significant other–that magical kiss. Aside from the ecstasy you feel, have you noticed that most people lock lips with their eyes closed?

According to a study recently published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, psychologists from the Royal Holloway at the University of London, it could be because of your vision and tactile sensory experiences.

The ones leading the study, psychologists Sandra Murphy and Polly Dolton explains that it would be difficult for people to process touch, like kissing, if they’re trying to fix their eyes on visual moments.

During the experiment, participants were asked to accomplish visual tasks while a gentle vibrations was applied on their hands. they found out that people paid little attention to their sense of touch when they were concentrating on their visual tasks. Although kissing wasn't really done, this explains that humans want to get ahold of the high of liplocking by shutting down their visual sense.

So, if you want to enjoy that special moment with your beau, close your eyes, appreciate it, and savor every second (or minute) of it. 

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