Psycomedia Episode 38 – Do Women Smell Better? Yes.

Psycomedia Episode 38 – Do Women Smell Better? Yes.

Hilary Swonk [sic]:

Guinea Pig Olympics:

Tim’s Exoskeleton:

Alan Aldehyde:

Old Spice, for those few like Meera who haven’t seen it:


  • Diamond, J., Dalton, P., Doolittle, N., & Breslin, P. A. (2005). Gender-specific olfactory sensitization: Hormonal and cognitive influences Chemical Senses, 30 Suppl 1, i224-5. doi:10.1093/chemse/bjh195
  • Rahman, Q., & Koerting, J. (2008; 2007). Sexual orientation-related differences in allocentric spatial memory tasks Hippocampus, 18(1), 55 <last_page> 63. doi:10.1002/hipo.20375
  • Christina L. Williams, Warren H. Meck, The organizational effects of gonadal steroids on sexually dimorphic spatial ability, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Volume 16, Issues 1–3, 1991, Pages 155-176, ISSN 0306-4530, 10.1016/0306-4530(91)90076-6.
  • Yee, N., Bailenson, J. N., Urbanek, M., Chang, F., & Merget, D. (2007). The unbearable likeness of being digital: The persistence of nonverbal social norms in online virtual environments Cyberpsychology & Behavior : The Impact of the Internet, Multimedia and Virtual Reality on Behavior and Society, 10(1), 115-121. doi:10.1089/cpb.2006.9984

2 Responses to Psycomedia Episode 38 – Do Women Smell Better? Yes.

  1. Sam says:

    I really enjoyed this first episode with a guest. The group dynamic, from my perspective, worked, and the studies were interesting. I think Ben Fell made some jokes, mostly puns, that didn’t get the (favorable) response I thought they deserved.

    Does psychology usually approach gender with the assumption of bivalence? If you wanted to see which differences were biological rather than just culturally instilled, it seems like it would be useful to get subjects who are not all from a two gender culture (or at least not all from the same two gender culture).

  2. Glenn says:

    Whenever studies regarding “the heterosexual brain” and “the homosexual brain” (phrases I share Ben’s discomfort with) are brought up, I wonder: what about bisexual people, and anyone else in other places along what is really quite a wide spectrum of sexuality?

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