University of Central Lancashire - A smell to beat Hellraiser

April 23, 2009

Scary films can be made more bearable for women by the smell of lavender, a study at the University of Central Lancashire has found. Female participants were found to be more relaxed when they took a lavender-scented pill before viewing three different films, including a horror film. Men who had taken the lavender pill had the opposite reaction, displaying more symptoms of stress, including sweaty palms.

Please login or register to read this article.

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most Viewed


26 September

Most Commented

Universities in most nations are now obliged to prioritise graduate career prospects, but how it should be approached depends on your view of the meaning of education. Academics need to think that through much more clearly, says Tom Cutterham



Head of Ventures

Kings College London

Director of Drama St Mary's

St Marys University, Twickenham

Head of Operations

University Of Leeds

Senior Project Manager

Queen Mary University Of London