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Medical Smell affects mating, aggression in mice

  1. Dec 21, 2005 #1
    http://news.monstersandcritics.com/...6.php/Smell_affects_mating_aggression_in_mice


    Wonder if we are just attracted to certain people cause they smell good and we want to smack others cause they smell bad. :rofl:
     
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  3. Dec 29, 2005 #2
    Chances seem remote....Mice are nocturnal animals who rely on smell for nearly everything....from finding directions to finding mates. Their olfactory cortex occupies a large part of their brain. We, on the other hand, are very dependent on our visual senses...with the occipital (visual) cortex comprising the largest part of our sensory cortex. So, looks seem to be the predominant factor in our initial decisions regarding the attractiveness or repulsiveness of people (unfortunately!).
     
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