Biological embedding is epigenetic tweaking

October 14, 2012 | James Kohl

In a series of articles on the influence of stress on the brain and behavior, “biological embedding” is the term now substituted for the epigenetic effects of nutrient chemicals and pheromones on adaptive evolution via ecological, social, neurogenic, and socio-cognitive niche construction. 

The new term best illustrates that the molecular mechanisms of biological embedding are olfactory/pheromonal in species from microbes to man, which is what I detailed in:  Kohl, J.V. (2012) Human pheromones and food odors: epigenetic influences on the socioaffective nature of evolved behaviors. Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology, 2: 17338.



James Vaughn Kohl

James Vaughn Kohl

James Vaughn Kohl was the first to accurately conceptualize human pheromones, and began presenting his findings to the scientific community in 1992. He continues to present to, and publish for, diverse scientific and lay audiences, while constantly monitoring the scientific presses for new information that is relevant to the development of his initial and ongoing conceptualization of human pheromones.