It may read like the pages of a romance novel, but UC Davis researchers say there's nothing cheesy about the results of their latest study.
Researchers took long term couples, some who had been together for as long as 35 years, and had them sit in a quiet room gazing into each others' eyes, and mirroring each other's movements.
And when researchers read the body monitors they found near complete synchronicity in heartbeat and breathing- something that wasn't achieved when they mixed the readings up.
They aren't sure why, but think that it may have something to do with empathy levels that we feel for our partner. And you can take it for what you will, but researchers found that women may carry more of the empathy...saying that their hearts adjusted further to meet their partners.