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Insect to human cognition

Attempts to discuss the role of nutrient chemicals and pheromones in cognitive neuroscience discussion groups have met with outright hostility. So, let’s wait another week, month, or year until the convergence becomes perfectly clear.

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Mischaracterizations of adaptive evolution by psychologists and biologists

it is also clear that nutrient chemical-dependent gene duplication is a mechanism of genomic adaptation to a changing environment (Kondrashov, 2012), and that pheromones epigenetically control nutrient dependent-speciation

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Human pheromones and the definition of life

Given the odds against non carbon-based life on other planets, perhaps some of us need definitions to tell us what life is. Others will look at what’s known about our adaptive evolution via ecological, social, neurogenic, and socio-cognitive niche construction…

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Human pheromones and inner conflict about evolution (1102 words)

What the honeybee queen eats determines her pheromone production. Her pheromones determine everything else about the social interactions of the colony including the neuroanatomy of the worker bees’ brains.

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Evolution of the nervous system: conserved GnRH

GnRH also links nutrient chemicals and pheromones directly to adaptive evolution via the required ecological, social, neurogenic, and cognitive niche construction evidenced by the apparent design in biology.

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ecological social neurogenic niche

As readers learn more about adaptive evolution, I hope they will return to Pheromones.com to learn what additional progress is being made in detailing how olfaction and odor receptors provide a clear evolutionary trail that can be followed from unicellular organisms to insects to humans.

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More than speculation: adaptive evolution in species from microbes to man

I’ve dismissed evolutionary theory that involves random mutations, and used the epigenetic effects of olfactory/pheromonal input on OR variants, which provide a clear evolutionary trail that can be followed from unicellular organisms to insects to humans,

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Cultural processes are biologically based

Ignoring the molecular biology common to all organisms from microbes to man makes it appear that biological and cultural processes operate somewhat independently across species — as if there were significant differences in the molecular biology of different species.

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Adam’s rib: Pheromones and the adaptive evolution of human sexuality

…this complex ability in bacteria that suppress reproduction with pheromones when insufficient nutrients are available led me to sponsor the video game “Bacillus.”

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A Preoccupation With Modesty…

Sex on the brain: a fear of pheromones

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