Perspiration

Smelling Happy Sweat Makes You Happy

News: The Curiosity Podcast is here! Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, SoundCloud and RSS.

Chemosignals are chemicals humans emit, often via sweat. In a study, chemosignals emitted by happy people were shown to induce a facial expression and perceptual-processing style consistent with that of happiness in the smellers.

Advertisement

Love getting smarter? Sign up to our newsletter and get our best content in your inbox!

Share the knowledge!

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Sweat glands come in primarily two forms: eccrine and apocrine. 00:29

  2. You get pruney fingertips when wet in order to have better grip in slippery conditions. 02:16

  3. Sun burns are actual burns, but they are caused by radiation instead of fire. 02:34

Advertisement