We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Why We Kiss Periodical
Why We Kiss
Written by: 
Scientific American
Narrated by: 
Mark Moran
Why We Kiss Periodical

Why We Kiss: Scientific American Mind

Regular Price:$3.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Audible Editor Reviews

This issue of Scientific American Mind kicks off with an article about the neuropsychological effects of kissing on the human mind. An additional four articles address a variety of scientific issues in related fields, answering questions about how modern environmental changes could be affecting our perception of time, identifying a gene which controls stress responses, outlining possible new coping mechanisms for postpartum depression, and investigating the rising rates of antidepressant usage in the United States.

Narrator Mark Moran’s conversational tones create a welcoming atmosphere for science enthusiasts of every age and background.

Publisher's Summary

"Affairs of the Lips": Research is revealing a hidden complexity to the simple act of kissing that impacts you and your partner.

"An Odd Sense of Timing": Changes in the environment are giving rise to the subjective experience of time - and that is puzzling psychologists and brain researchers.

"The Medicated Americans": Close to ten percent of men and women in America are now taking drugs to combat depression.

"The Character Code": Researchers have found a gene that influences our ability to cope with stress and to bounce back from the misfortunes of life.

"Misery in Motherhood": Postpartum depression effects 1 in 5 women and weakens critical bonds between a mother and child - but there are remedies.

Want more Scientific American?

  • Subscribe for one month or 12 months.
  • Get the latest issue.
  • Check out the complete archive.

    ©2008 Scientific American

  • What Members Say

    Average Customer Rating

    3.6 (30 )
    5 star
     (8)
    4 star
     (10)
    3 star
     (6)
    2 star
     (4)
    1 star
     (2)
    Overall
    4.4 (11 )
    5 star
     (6)
    4 star
     (3)
    3 star
     (2)
    2 star
     (0)
    1 star
     (0)
    Story
    4.3 (11 )
    5 star
     (6)
    4 star
     (2)
    3 star
     (3)
    2 star
     (0)
    1 star
     (0)
    Performance
    Sort by:
    •  
      Douglas Auburn, WA, United States 06-11-12
      Douglas Auburn, WA, United States 06-11-12 Member Since 2008

      College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.

      HELPFUL VOTES
      2368
      ratings
      REVIEWS
      486
      374
      FOLLOWERS
      FOLLOWING
      367
      8
      Overall
      Performance
      Story
      "Interesting"

      pieces on kissing (though the front-page pic is obviously meant to entice us more than the article itself) and the genetics of personality, though by far the most important writing in this issue is on the grotesquely irresponsible overprescription of antidepressants and the commercialization of drugs.

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful

    Report Inappropriate Content

    If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

    Cancel

    Thank you.

    Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.