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The Smell Of Fear | Preet Bano Singh & Valentina Parma | OUP Blog | 08 September 2018
Dentists can smell their patients’ fear, albeit subconsciously. The fear makes them nervous. They perform worse. As Tyler Cowen might say: Solve for the equilibrium. “We recruited two groups of dental students: the first volunteered to donate their body odors; the second performed a series of dental tasks on mannequins under the exposure of different odors. Body odors were collected under two conditions – from donors during a frontal lecture, with minimal involvement on their side, and during a clinical dental session which was likely to induce stress body odors”
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september 2018 by petulantskeptic
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