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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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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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Playing with breasts (e.g, with a new THEORY of why only heterosexual men love them)

It is no fun to be ignored, but that seems to be a common problem for those who challenge theories, whether or not those theories make sense in the context of biological facts.

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Society for Social Neuroscience Presentation scheduled 10/11/12

We incorporated what is currently known about the ability of chemical signals to condition behavior. This conditioning occurs via epigenetic effects that calibrate and standardize the molecular biology of intracellular signal transduction and stochastic gene expression

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Chemical conditioning of food reward and drug addiction

Earlier this year I addressed the commonalities and the adaptive evolution of differences in systems-level and behavioral responses in the context of the FDA Critical Path Initiative and ASAM policy statement.

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Classical (Pavlovian) conditioning vs operant conditioning (“training”)

The link to appetite regulation is from olfactory (and probably pheromonal) stimuli directly to the diet-responsive (and probably pheromone-responsive) hypothalamic neurogenic niche that controls nutrient chemical acquisition via its control of the dopaminergic and serotoninergic neuronal systems

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Show me the science!

Learning associated with brain function is learning that is dependent on a direct link from sensory cues to brain function.

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Olfactory/pheromonal conditioning of stimulus-reaction times

Their results exemplify how olfactory/pheromonal conditioning of responses paired with with other sensory input occurs.

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Pheromones and sexual behavior in birds

Olfactory primacy is central to my model for the development of sexual preferences across species (e.g, including birds).

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How pheromones work by James V. Kohl

…after visual input is paired with the effect of pheromones on hormones and behavior, what we see can cause us to respond as if the pheromones were causing changes in the hormones that affect our behavior.

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