It's often hard to muster up the courage to partake in the commercial farce that is Valentine's Day with any real sense of passion but there could just be some films to help you on your way...
The nation’s most romantic films (those producing the strongest neurological and psychological response in film fans) have been revealed by streaming service LoveFilm.
They asked neuropsychologist Dr David Lewis of Mind Lab International to analyse Brits’ top 10 romantic film choices to determine the movie most likely to put viewers in the mood for love.
Dr Lewis explains: “Specialised neurons in the brain called mirror neurons fire in response to witnessing the activity of others. So if an on-screen couple shares a passionate kiss, the mirror neurons in the viewers’ heads will fire as if they were doing the kissing. They will experience the same powerful and pleasurable emotions that are being depicted on screen.
“Increased levels of ‘fight or flight’ hormone adrenaline, triggered when watching a film, can also heighten levels of sexual attraction and excitement. When a couple watch a romance together each person mistakenly attributes a part of the adrenalin buzz produced by the film to the presence of their partner. Couples are far more likely to touch, hold, hug and kiss one another than couples watching a less emotional film.”
Find out which film melts the most hearts in the slideshow below...
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