The sense of olfaction has been considered of minor importance in human communication. In recent years, evidence has emerged that humans might be influenced by unconscious messages sent through chemosignals in body odors. Data concerning the ability of humans to recognize fear, maybe related to the evolutionary role of these emotions in the fight-or-flight reactions, are well known.

The scent of emotions: A systematic review of human intra- and interspecific chemical communication of emotions

Calvi, Elisa;Massaia, Massimiliano;D'Amelio, Patrizia
2020-01-01

Abstract

The sense of olfaction has been considered of minor importance in human communication. In recent years, evidence has emerged that humans might be influenced by unconscious messages sent through chemosignals in body odors. Data concerning the ability of humans to recognize fear, maybe related to the evolutionary role of these emotions in the fight-or-flight reactions, are well known.
2020
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5
e01585
e01604
behavior; body odors; chemosignals; neuroendocrinology; psychology
Calvi, Elisa; Quassolo, Umberto; Massaia, Massimiliano; Scandurra, Anna; D'Aniello, Biagio; D'Amelio, Patrizia
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