Smelling lemons can help you feel lighter, says study

It is well established that lemons can help you overcome a hangover but a new study suggests that they can also make one feel slimmer. The study has established that olfactory and auditory stimuli might change how we perceive our body. While people tend to feel thinner and lighter when exposed to the smell of lemon, they feel heavier and more corpulent when they smell vanilla, says the study.

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.

The research team has demonstrated that the image we have of our own body changes depending on the stimuli we encounter, such as olfactory. Exposure to different smells can make us feel slimmer or more corpulent.

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.

The research team has demonstrated that the image we have of our own body changes depending on the stimuli we encounter, such as olfactory. Exposure to different smells can make us feel slimmer or more corpulent.