Do you know that you can spread the feeling of your happiness to friends and family via sweat? A new study finds happiness can spread through the smell of sweat.
Prior to the research, past studies have shown that chemical compounds in sweat can give off negative emotions i.e. negative state can be transferred by means of odors. And this lead new researchers to ascertain the possibility of it happening on positive emotions. Luckily, they did!
You know actually, that working up a good sweat can definitely improve your mood. Either by running, playing football or do what you love most. (Read more 8 Things that Make Happy People Happier) While doing so, chemical compounds called ‘Chemosignals’ are being formed in your sweat as you experience happiness; and these could be detected by others when they smell them.
The new study was published in the Journal ‘Psychological Science’ : according to the senior study author Gün Semin of Utrecht University in the Netherlands. the chemosignals trigger a “contagion of the emotional state,” “This suggests that somebody who is happy will infuse others in their vicinity with happiness. In a way, happiness sweat is somewhat like smiling – it is infectious.”