November 6, 2012

Can Humans Smell the Scent of Fear?

Tia Ghose, Live Science


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Humans can smell fear and disgust, and the emotions are contagious, according to a new study.

The findings, published Nov. 5 in the journal Psychological Science, suggest that humans communicate via smell just like other animals.

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TAGGED: Smell, Sweat, Fear, Olfaction

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