Re: aromatherapy positively affects mood

Anders Sandberg (
25 Aug 1999 15:23:18 +0200

Not that surprising really, smelling something pleasant will likely improve your mental state. What would be more interesting is to know the inter-group differences and if they were significant - is there really a difference between the smells?

Doug Skrecky <> writes:

> The lavender group showed increased beta power, suggesting
> increased drowsiness, they had less depressed mood (POMS) and
> reported feeling more relaxed and performed the math computations
> faster and more accurately following aromatherapy.

I actually tried scenting my textbook in probability theory lavender many years ago. It didn't help much. :-)

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