Smelling certain things can make you feel thinner
Just hearing or smelling some things can make you perceive your body to be thin or fat. Yes, a new study has established that olfactory and auditory stimuli might change how we perceive our body!
For example, people tend to feel thinner and lighter when exposed to the smell of lemon, while they feel heavier and more corpulent when they smell vanilla.
This is one of the results of the investigation recorded in the article ‘‘As Light As Your Scent: Effects of Smell and Sound on Body Image Perception”, which explores the relation between smell and body shape. The findings were presented at the meeting IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction.