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The Smell of Fear

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People always claim that animals can smell fear. Is there anything to it or in this case does “smell” just represent a wide range of perceptions? Artist and scent researcher Sissel Tolaas decided to explore that very notion in a 2006 study about fear and olfaction. Apropos to her spunky personality and unique methodologies, she not only found a novel way to collect the scent, she also found a slightly unorthodox way to present it to a wide audience.

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