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Jitka Třebická Fialová

Jitka Třebická Fialová

Researcher at the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science and at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport

She earned her bachelor´s degree at the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, followed by the completion of her master´s degree at the Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University. Subsequently, she received PhD at the Department of Philosophy and History of Sciences, Faculty of Science, Charles University. Currently, she is employed at the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science and at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University.
Her research interests primarily revolve around human olfaction and body odour perception, with a special focus on environmental factors affecting body odour quality, including diet, affective states, and diseases. She also investigates the perception of individuals within intra- and intersexual selection through olfactory, visual, and acoustic modalities. Additional research includes examining the role of olfaction in the mother-infant relationship, factors influencing the onset of lactation, and the behavioural immune system.






Fialová, J., Třebický, V., Kuba, R., Stella, D., Binter, J. & Havlíček, J. (2020) Losing stinks! The effect of competition outcome on body odour quality. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 375, 20190267. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0267

Fialová, J., Roberts, S.C., & Havlíček, J. (2016). Consumption of garlic has positive effect on axillary body odor. Appetite, 97, 8-15.

Třebický, V., Delplanque, S., Ferdenzi-Lemaitre, C., Fink, B., Kuncová, L., Pátková, Ž., Roberts, S. C., Röder, S., Saxton, T. K. 

Schwambergová, D., Štěrbová, Z., Třebická Fialová, J., & Havlíček, J.  (2023). Cross-modal associations of human body odour attractiveness with facial and vocal attractiveness provide little support for the backup signals hypothesis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Evolution and Human Behavior, 44, 19-29.

Třebický, V., Fialová, J., Stella, D., Coufalová, K., Pavelka, R., Kleisner, K., Kuba, R., Štěrbová, Z. & Havlíček, J. (2019) Predictors of fighting ability inferences from faces. Frontiers in Psychology. 9:2740. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02740

Schwambergová, D., Sorokowska, A., Slámová Ž., Třebická Fialová J. Sabiniewicz, A., Nowak-Kornicka, J., Borkowska, B., Pawłowski, B., & Havlíček, J. (2021). No evidence for association between human body odour quality and immune system functioning. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 132, 105363.


S. Craig Roberts

Benoist Schaal


Seminář z etologie člověka (Seminar in human ethology) - SIS

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