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pheromone mind control... sort of

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posted on Jul, 22 2005 @ 10:27 AM

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but scientists have discovered that a whiff of a certain hormone makes people more willing to trust others with their money.


Describing the work today in the journal Nature, Kosfeld and his collaborators acknowledge that their findings could be misused.

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Talk about an understatement! I am sure that they want to present all of their grant requests in person from now on!

Findings like these are particularly scary because they manipulate you in such a way that you are not aware that you are being manipulated.

I expect to see this hormone in colognes and perfumes before long. What are your thoughts on how "fair" that sort of thing is. An unscrupulous (read: average) businessman is doing a pitch to his clients. Is it ethical then to wear this type of cologne?

I know that this isn't the usual Science and Technology fare which tends to be far more dry "technology" as opposed to something like this that is more "wet" technology being almost a biotech kind of thing.

Moderators: if this should be moved, please feel free, I just wasn't exactly sure where this should go.

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