Both men and women cuddle with and smell their loved ones' clothing when they can't be together, MSNBC reports. "When I was going through high school and college, I would wear a boyfriend’s shirt to bed," said the author of a new study on how scent evokes memory. Three-quarters of women and two-thirds of men report doing the same.
Most of the study's clothes-sniffers sought the scent of romantic partners, but a few said they smell the clothing of their children or other relatives. Scientists have long recognized a link between scent and sentiment. “The part of the brain that processes odor flows right into the part of the brain that is involved in emotion and memory,” a psychologist said.