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Latest Hormonal Research

Check out the latest research below on Cortisol, Melatonin, Inflammatoin, and Glucose. Dive into a world of expert analysis, real-life experiences, and cutting-edge approaches.

Stress Heightens Sensitivity to Bad Smells

Published By:

Yun Ai et al.

Published On:

Feb 15, 2023

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Stress Heightens Sensitivity to Bad Smells

Recent research has shown that stress can make people more sensitive to bad smells. The study explored how stress affects our perception of different odors.

What Exactly They Discovered:

Researchers found that after experiencing stress, people became more sensitive to unpleasant odors. This was tested using a variety of smells ranging from pleasant to neutral to downright bad. They measured changes in how participants perceived these smells before and after being stressed. The study also looked at how stress hormones, like cortisol, were linked to these changes. It turned out that the more stressed someone was, the more likely they were to find certain smells stronger or more unpleasant.

Why It Matters:

This research is crucial because it sheds light on how our environment can affect our stress levels and vice versa. Understanding the connection between stress and our sense of smell could lead to new ways to manage stress or improve our environments to make them less stressful. It's fascinating to see how our bodies react to stress in ways we might not even notice, like changing how we perceive smells around us.

How Applies to Corti:

Corti's device could play a significant role here by monitoring changes in cortisol levels, which are linked to stress. By tracking these changes in real time, it might be possible to see how stress affects our sensitivity to smells as it happens. This could lead to personalized stress management strategies, helping people understand and control how their environment affects their stress levels and overall well-being.

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