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The Weird Thing Everyone Does After A Handshake

When you shake someone’s hand, do you find yourself smelling your hand after? Is this common, and why do people do it?

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Nice to sniff you: Handshakes may engage our sense of smell

“Why do people shake hands? A new Weizmann Institute study suggests one of the reasons for this ancient custom may be to check out each other’s odors.”

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“Many animal species transmit information via chemical signals, but the extent to which these chemosignals play a role in human communication is unclear.”

Chemosignals of Stress Influence Social Judgements

“Human body odors have important communicative functions regarding genetic identity, immune fitness and general health, but an expanding body of research suggests they can also communicate information about an individual’s emotional state.”

Chemosignals Communicate Human Emotions

“Can humans communicate emotional states via chemical signals? In the experiment reported here, we addressed this question by examining the function of chemosignals in a framework furnished by embodied social communication theory.”
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