Thursday, June 3, 2010

Soulmates can actually smell partners’ fear and happiness




Close romantic partners unknowingly smell each other’s feelings of happiness, fear and sexual arousal, according to a study presented on May 29 at the Association for Psychological Science annual convention.

The study included collecting sweat from volunteers via armpit pads during sessions in which they watched videos meant to evoke certain emotions, such as happiness, fear, and sexual arousal.
The pads were then put in jars and presented to the voluneteers' partners to pass the sniff test.


Amazingly, in nearly two-thirds of the tests, partners were able by smell alone to detect the emotions of their better half, with couples that had been living together the longest having the best results.

Source The Post Chronicle
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