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Humans Can Sniff Out Old Age in Others, Monell Chemical Senses Center Study



5/31/2012 7:11:10 AM

New findings from the Monell Center reveal that humans can identify the age of other humans based on differences in body odor. Much of this ability is based on the capacity to identify odors of elderly individuals, and contrary to popular supposition, the so-called 'old-person smell' is rated as less intense and less unpleasant than body odors of middle-aged and young individuals.

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