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Smelling fear? Study provides evidence that chemosensory anxiety signals reduce trust and risk-taking in women


Cover picture for the articleThe odor of anxiety-induced body sweat can make women become more risk adverse and less trusting of others, according to new research published in the journal Biological Psychology. The new findings indicate that chemosensory anxiety signals can act contagiously but predominantly affect women. Animals commonly use their sense of smell...

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