As indicated by scientists, we have always had an idea as to how smells affect our brain and mean different things for our health. From ghost scents to pheromones, our nose can indicate a lot in regards to our overall health
However, scientists had no clue exactly how detrimental our smell was to understand the sign of death. Truth be told, impending death really has its own fragrance and our nose knows it. Have you ever had a friend or family member who was on the verge of death that could sense it? This may be why.
In a research conducted by Arnaud Wisman from the University of Kent’s School of Psychology, as our body starts to separate, an aroma is discharged during the process, and while we may not consciously realize it, subconsciously, scientists believe that we do.
In turn, we may go into fight or flight mode, since this is viewed as our risk the executive’s reaction. This research was dubbed ‘The Smell of Death,’ and carries out a variety of scientific inquiries regarding the chemical known as putrescine, which is produced by the decaying tissues.
Individuals are not familiar putrescine and don’t deliberately connect it with death or dread,” the two researchers explained.
On the University of Kent website As Wisman writes: “Scents can communicate many things such as danger, whether something is edible, whether a partner is suitable, and even how others feel. Interestingly, the latest research suggests that humans too can communicate various emotions such as fear and stress via scent.”