WELLNESS
09/12/2014 08:15 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Smelling Something Fishy Actually Makes People More Suspicious

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By Science of Us
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Smelling a fishy odor is enough to induce suspicion in people, and people primed to be suspicious are more likely to pick up on a fishy scent, found a recent study. But that's not the only cliché that has a hidden meaning -- sometimes these cheap expressions carry surprising insights into the ways our minds and bodies interact:

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