- Publish Date
- Thursday, 2 November 2017, 2:16PM
Have a little think about all the times you and your partner have kissed.
Which way do you tilt your head?
If you tilt your head to the right, science says you truly are in love!
Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan conducted a study analysing the way we kiss.
By comparing the way couples lock lips versus the way family members give non-romantic pecks, they found that those who were in love almost always tilted their head to the right but went to the left when kissing a relative.
"Your brain is split into two halves: the left and right hemisphere," says Jennifer Sedgewick, the study's lead researcher.
"Activity on one side makes us focus on (or move toward) the opposite side."
Sedgewick says that because our emotional circuitry is more dominant on the right side of our brain, the left sides of our faces typically display more emotion than our right.
So when we kiss a lover we're naturally inclined to share the more emotive side of our faces with them.
But don't read too much into this!
Sedgewick says there are some other influences on which way we turn.
If you're left-handed or have higher anxiety you’re more likely to tilt to the left.