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The scent of happiness

The scent of happiness

A recent article from the Top 10 Insights from The Science of a Meaningful Life in 2015 discussed a study that suggests you can smell someone’s emotional state of happiness or fear.  

Study Abstract


Scientists also have discovered that these emotions cause the body to emit subtle, yet distinct scents in our sweat, meaning that when we are happy we have a different scent than when we are fearful. It also suggests that when we smell a certain emotion it can have a contagious effect to those around us.

If our emotional states are contagious, be sure to surround yourself around happy people and guard yourself from negative, fearful people!

 

Read the entire article and other insights here»