Scientists ahead: axillary secret scared skydivers smells in a special way. Fear causes stimulation of certain parts of the brain associated with emotions of fear. Interestingly, the man catches the smell of fear on a subconscious level.
The data were provided by the research center of the Pentagon, however, scientists completely deny the possibility of their use for military purposes. To recreate the physical symptoms of fear is always possible, but the real intimidation never, says psychiatrist Simon Wessely from the Royal military research center in the field of health.
Previously it was thought that the person is not able to determine the nature of the odour biological fluids, however, the present study demonstrates that the phenomenon of pheromones really exist and is not related to the conscious perception of odors.