I must confess. Lately I have been enamored with our increasing knowledge of how emotions and biological chemicals “communicate”.
As humans, we are very cognizant of how important words are for giving our opinions or telling stories or sharing love.
But imagine that there is another other language out there, the one where chemicals from one organism wafting around unseen, but sensed, can communicate through receptors of another organism in similar ways as words.
Actually this does happen, all the time. But this is probably the first time you’ve heard about this one. It’s about sweat and happiness and smelling.
Let me explain as if it was my sweat you are smelling, although I am not sure whose sweat was smelt in the study published in the journal Psychological Science ((de Groot, Smeets, Rowson, Bulsing, Blonk, Wilkinson and Semin Psychol Sci. 2015 Apr 13. pii: 0956797614566318. [Epub ahead of print] A Sniff of Happiness))
Basically it looks like if you happen to come to the farm (where frequently I work in my garden happily) or