It has been scientifically and medically tested that your body does have the ability to where it can smell out the death very appropriately. Although we do not know what actually smell is but we do really know how we would react to it. Well, in simple we do say that your body knows when death is near. We do know the meaning of certain smells, and we react to them on the different variations. If we are detecting the chemosignals, then for sure we would identify as threats and fear of attraction.
Same is the case with the death as well. It has been all conducted by the recent study that it is on the behavioral effects of putrescine on humans they do react differently when they get exposed to the scent. Human and animals do react on different mediums.
As the animals are exposed to the scent of putrescine they will be making it get interlink with two various types of the danger. First one would be the predator is much high on top of the food chain as nearby. Second would be certain pathogens are present that can put their lives in danger if physical contact that is to be made. In both the conditions, animals would make the best effort to keep them away from the areas.
Now let’s talk about the study that has been conducted over the human beings. It has been researching out that the reaction of the human beings is based on different kinds of aspects that are categorized into four categories:
Vigilance: The first experiment which the scientists tested was related to the subject’s vigilance. This did happen just as after getting brief tested with the scent of putrescine. In a contrasting way to it, they all also exposed other participants to the scent of ammonia and water. This brings about the result that the subjects have been all exposed to the putrescine as reacted with more vigilance.
Escape Behavior: the Second experiment that is to be carried out is related to the escape behavior! This test was conducted over the time when the team hence carried out the unsuspected group of the people to the small of the putrescine. They were asked to rate it out on the basis of the intensity, repugnance, and familiarity. They even want to figure out the fact that how instantly the subject will be stepping out from the 80m distance. This brings about the result that those who were able to smell and familiarize themselves with the scent of putrescine they simply just walked away far more quickly. This brings about the result that the smell evoked a sense of escape.
Escape-and Threat-Relate Cognition: In another experiment that was carried out, the experts give away the individuals with the word stem-completion task just as after they were exposed to the scent. The results came up were so interesting! It did show out the fact that the scent of putrescine caused participants to constantly use escape words and even the threat words.
Defensiveness and Hostility: The final experiment of the experts was related to the defense and hostility. In this experiment, the participants had to expose with the scent and they were given a text to read while the scent was present. The main task was to evaluate the author of the text after reading it. As they were not being able to determine the scent of putrescine, participants eventually showed a defensive and extremely hostile attitude by the side of the author.
Now your mind would be all clear with the fact that your nose does have the ability to test the death. But at the same time, you should also be ignored with some of the signs that your body is trying to show you to save your life!
Breathing Changes: As your age become older, you would be finding it much hard to breathe. You will figure out that you are breathing much deeper and you are breathing in quick modes. But the just thing which you should monitor is about the number of times you stop breathing. When death is approaching there would be a condition of the irregular breathing pattern known as Cheyne-Stokes respiration. It is said out to be very much common among the people who are dying. In this pattern, breathing is very deep and rapid that is to be followed by short breaths.
Drowsiness: When death is coming close to you, you will be in the conditions as where you will sleep more or become drowsy very frequently. It might be possible that you do end up dozing off while in mid-conversation.
Delirium: Any person who is dying, they become much restless or they seem to confuse all the time. They might do not remember what happened the previous week with them. It would bring some common signs in their sleep schedule changes. They sleep during the day and are awake at night.
4. Changes in Skin: Any person who is shutting down with their life, they will find some changes in their skin too. It will start looking blotchy and pale. It would become much drier and flaky too. You will often start noticing with some of the redness over the joints of their hands and legs.