THIS IS WHY PEO­PLE TILT RIGHT FIRST WHILE KISS­ING

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There is a sci­en­tific rea­son to why peo­ple tilt their head to the right rather than to the left when kiss­ing or hug­ging. As per re­searchers, when touch­ing oth­ers in a so­cial con­text, for ex­am­ple kiss­ing or hug­ging, peo­ple of­ten have a lat­eral pref­er­ence.

The team headed by as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor Se­bas­tian Ock­len­burg and Ju­lian Pack­heiser from the De­part­ment of Biopsy­chol­ogy from Ruhr-Uni­ver­sity Bochum, Ger­many, said that the right-hand­ed­ness does play a role but so does the emo­tional con­text. “With re­gard to kiss­ing and hug­ging, the as­sump­tion is that peo­ple have a dom­i­nant hand which they use to ini­ti­ate the mo­tion. Ac­cord­ing to the the­ory, the dom­i­nant hand is kept un­oc­cu­pied when cradling a child so that it can be used to per­form other tasks,” Pack­heiser noted.

Re­searchers fur­ther ex­plained that emo­tions are pri­mar­ily pro­cessed in the right brain hemi­sphere, re­spon­si­ble for move­ments of the left side of the body.

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