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Hormones effect sensitivity to androsterone

Our [androstenol/androsterone] mixture characterizes species-specific human pheromones, their epigenetic effects on physiology, and their affect on behavior.

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Non-random evolution of a “molecular handshake”

glucose is a conserved energy source for yeasts and it also regulates gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) neurosecretory cells of brain tissue

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Adaptive evolution: Genetic selection against some disorders

a model for adaptive evolution, for example, that is not nutrient chemical-dependent and pheromone-controlled?

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Music to our ears and song in birds: a common sense approach

The ability of science writers to misrepresent what is known about cause and effect by biologists and attribute emotion to song in birds, visual input in some species, tactile input in others, and pheromones in insects defies common sense.

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A mathematical model of phenotypic cause, effects on genes, and affects on behavior

the only thing wrong with mathematical models of cause and effect is that they attribute indirect genetic effects, direct genetic effects, and affects on behavior to something unknown

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A newly discovered hypothalamic neurogenic niche in the brain

The authors are among many, who seem to have missed a likely epigenetic link from maternal and/or acquired ferritin deficiency to thyroxine transport, brain development, and behavior.

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Olfactory modulation of visual perception

without human pheromones we would not survive long enough to develop genetically predisposed hormonally controlled preferences for the visual appeal of other people

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Consequences and Evolution: The Cause That Works Backwards

it does help to make the differences between behaviorists and biologists more apparent, and I admire the way it clearly shows that the behaviorists have it backwards

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Eat like a monkey; act like a monkey

Eating certain veggies not only supplies key nutrients, it may also influence hormone levels and behaviors such as aggression and sexual activity

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Human Pheromones: Epigenetic Effects on Hormones and Their Affects on Behavior

A detailed model exemplifies the effects of olfactory/pheromonal conditioning, which alters genetically predisposed, nutrient chemical-dependent, hormone-driven mammalian behavior and choices for pheromones that control reproduction via their effects on luteinizing hormone.

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