What The Anthropology Of Smell Reveals About Humanity

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With around 62% of COVID patients experiencing anosmia (the loss of smell), researchers have delved into the odd science of smell. The general consensus is that, compared to other senses, we know very little about how smell operates, but we do understand its significance; for instance, we can really smell fear. In a slightly bizarre experiment, researchers took sweat samples from people who watched a funny movie and a scary movie and gave them to a different group, who were often able to correctly identify the sweat of scared moviegoers. Read full article here

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