posted on May, 17 2010 @ 05:24 PM
reply to post by VneZonyDostupa
Thanks for posting this ..... very interesting .
I wonder did we develop any similar olfactory autonomic responses at some point in our evolution . Do we still have the remnants of some now- defunct
vestigial system, which once identified our predators?
I believe of all our senses , the sense of smell is the most `direct`,with its signal transmitted with little or no reroutes and relays.This is
probably an indicator of the importance this sense once had at some distant point along our evolutionary path .
It would be interesting to know if some human anxieties and stresses were exacerbated by the scent of some archaic signal/ source of fear. Registering
subconsciously on our minds ....