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The thought of someone sweating brings the smell of body odor to mind and a cringe on my face. It seems obvious that most people would be repulsed by overpowering body odor, but a recent study in the Journal of the Association for Psychological Science observed, "Exposure to body odor collected from senders of chemosignals in a happy state induced a facial expression and perceptual-processing style indicative of happiness in the receivers of those signals."  This could mean a woman smelling a man's sweat might just make her happy.

While the study collaborated with researchers from Utrecht University, and other parts of the United Kingdom, the group's findings suggest that not only negative affect but also a positive state (happiness) can be transferred by means of odors.

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