Disease, body odor, and red clothes. 05 Apr 2016

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 Rob 4 Comments

Are you sick of how you smell? We investigate the link between susceptibility to disease and attraction to the body odour of others and ourselves. Also, how do women choose to wear red clothes?

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Sick of How You Smell?
Put on That Red Dress?

Our natural perfume can attract, or repel, potential mates: and sometimes ourselves! wackystuff/Flickr

The articles covered in the show:

Muggleton, N. K., & Fincher, C. L. (in press). The effects of disease vulnerability on preferences for self-similar scent. Evolutionary Psychological Science. Read paper

Niesta Kayser, D., Agthe, M., & Maner, J. K. (2016). Strategic sexual signals: Women's display versus avoidance of the color red depends on the attractiveness of an anticipated interaction partner. PLoS One, 11(3), e0148501. Read paper

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