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Love Actually has been named the best film for couples on Valentine's Day, according to data from LoveFilm.

LoveFilm asked neuropsychologist Dr David Lewis, of Mind Lab International, to analyse the top ten films likely to put viewers in the "mood for love" on February 14.

He said that rom-com Love Actually is the film that is most likely to stimulate specialised neurons in the brain, called mirror neurons, that respond 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," he said. "They will experience the same powerful and pleasurable emotions that are being depicted on screen."

Love Actually puts around one in five people (21%) in a "loving mood", according to Dr Lewis.

He said that the interplay between various couples in the film gave audiences "multiple opportunities to empathise, »


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