Dentists can smell your fear — and it may put your teeth at risk
from New Scientist
A study of dental students suggests that dentists can smell when a patient is anxious, and it makes them more likely to make mistakes and perform badly. The finding is the first real-world evidence that chemical signals hidden in our body odor can betray our emotions and influence the behaviors of those around us, says Valentina Parma at the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste, Italy.
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