Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

3/31/11: The Science of Kissing

3448670-526537001.jpg
<i>Image by <a href=\" http://www.flickr.com/photos/somenametoforget/4182357202/in/photostream/\"> Janey A and Jake Z</a>/<a href=\"http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/deed.en\" target=\"_blank\">Creative Commons</a> via flickr</i>

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – Do you remember your first kiss? It's very likely you do. Psychologists report that it is one of the most vivid memories a human can have. The science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum explains that a kiss engages all of your senses - your pupils dilate, your pulse quickens, your breathing becomes irregular. Kissing is the subject of Kirshenbaum's latest book, and Thursday, she joins Doug to talk about its evolutionary history, chemistry and even the future of this most intimate of behaviors.

Support RadioWest and KUER at the $120 level, and we'll thank you with a copy of Sheril Kirshenbaum's book "The Science of Kissing." Click here to make your pledge on line.

Purchase a CD of today's RadioWest. Please reference show #2045
Sign up for RadioWest Podcasts

blog comments powered by Disqus

Music from Today's RadioWest:

KUER is listener-supported public radio. Support this work by making a donation today.