It turs out, you can smell fear.

From Rice University, “Fear-related Chemosignals Modulate the Recognition of Fear in Ambiguous Facial Expressions”:

Chen’s conclusion is consistent with what’s been found with processing emotions in both the face and the voice. There, an emotion from one sense modulates how the same emotion is perceived in another sense, especially when the signal to the latter sense is ambiguous.

The article says something about this being ‘unsuspected’, which is goofy, but the rest is very interesting.


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