Woman Can Smell Intentions

by roshi on January 15, 2009

in Interesting, Women

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Women can really tell what’s on the male mind by the scent of a man. Researchers in the US say women respond to a man’s sexual perspiration differently than they do to his normal sweat.”

Denise Chen, assistant professor of psychology at Rice University, looked at the process the female brain undergoes to encode the smell of sexual sweat from men. Researchers studied natural human sexual sweat using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

The women’s brains responds very differently depending on which sweat they sniff. The sexual sweat activates the right orbitofrontal cortex and the right fusiform cortex, brain areas that help us recognize emotions and perceive things, respectively. Both regions are in the right hemisphere, which is generally involved in smell, social response, and emotion.

The findings supported the idea that humans do communicate via subconscious chemical signals, notes Chen in her study, which was published in the Journal of Neuroscience. Our sexual intentions, in other words, may be a lot clearer than we ever intended them to be.

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So That crush you have on your co-worker? She may already know — at least subconsciously.

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