Study: Infants Can Smell Mothers’ Fears

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 50•30 Jul 29, 2014

A new study has found that mothers can pass on fears to their newborn infants through odors that help to transmit old traumas, bad memories, and phobias, which teaches them about what to fear in the world. What do you think?

  • “I think I’m still going to make a list of everything my child should be afraid of, just in case.”

    Christine Fisher –
    Unemployed

  • “That explains why my baby cries whenever he gets anywhere near emotional intimacy.”

    Debora Mann –
    Tour Guide Trainer

  • “I hope this doesn’t lead to people blaming their mothers for their psychological issues.”

    Allan Naft –
    Parole Officer

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