It’s agreed that one of the greatest mysteries of human psyche is, why do we close our eyes while sharing a kiss? Worry no more about why because the psychologists from Royal Holloway, University of London, simply say our brains the brain can’t deal with more than two things at once and so, it has nothing to do with love, passion, or lust.

Closing our eyes when kissing isn’t a sign that you’re a hopeless romantic. Scientists have discovered that we close our eyes when kissing because our brains aren’t able to process visual data at the same time as processing the physical sensations from our mouths.

Dr Sandra Murphy and Dr Polly Dalton asked volunteers to perform a letter search task of either low or high difficulty, as well as responding to the presence or absence of a brief vibration delivered simultaneously to either the left or the right hand. They found that sensitivity to the clearly noticeable touch was reduced when they carried out the more taxing visual search task.

Dr. Dalton said: “If we are focusing strongly on a visual task, this will reduce our awareness of stimuli in other senses. This could explain why we close our eyes when we want to focus attention on another sense. Shutting out the visual input leaves more mental resources to focus on other aspects of our experience.” …. so stop calling bae Mr. Romantic….

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