Archive for June, 2011 Discusses New Research on How Scents Affect Thoughts and Behaviors

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Floral Scents Affect Thoughts and Behaviors recently discussed how new research has looked at the power of scents. In particular, floral scents can affect thoughts and behaviors. Jeannette Haviland-Jones, of Rutgers University in New Jersey says that, “The floral odors can make you happy, floral odors promote social interaction, social approach kinds of behaviors.” The researchers believe this effect may have something to do with the co-evolution of plants and people, though this is just speculation; the happy mood cultivated by flower scents may increase our desires to propagate them in large numbers. To read the full story, click here.