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Your Sweat Can Spread Happiness

April 20, 2015

optimismA new study, published in the journal Psychological Science, suggests that the smell of sweat can help in spreading happiness. Researchers have revealed that when we experience happiness we produce chemical compounds or chemosignals in our sweat which can be detected by others when they smell us. Senior study author Gün Semin, of Utrecht University in the Netherlands said that these chemosignals trigger a “contagion of the emotional state.” Semin added “This suggests that somebody who is happy will infuse others in their vicinity with happiness. In a way, happiness sweat is somewhat like smiling – it is infectious.”


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