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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Signals in Human Scent

New Scientist article on pheromones in humans. The whole aspect of people reacting unconsciously to pheromones has been ignored for many years as part of the nature-nurture dominance swing ...

" ... ever had a feeling come over you that you just can't explain? Like suddenly getting all warm and fuzzy when you meet someone for the first time, while somebody else who looks just as good leaves you cold? Or experiencing a sudden pang of fear on a plane even though you're totally at ease with flying?

These seemingly unrelated and illogical human reactions may have a reasonable explanation after all, although one that not everyone will be happy to hear. They may be reactions to other people's pheromones ...

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