Study reveals the hidden reason people shake hands

March 4, 2015 4:49 PM

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Study reveals the hidden reason people shake hands

Signaling molecules called chemosignals have been implicated in everything from the conveyance of fear, to the lure to mate, and even the synchronizing of women's menstrual cycles.

Now researchers out of Israel are writing in the journal eLife that one of the reasons we shake hands is to pass these chemosignals between one another.

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