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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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Genetic test predicts autism risk

Genetic Test Predicts Autism Risk With High Degree of Accuracy Pam Harrison September 19, 2012 Excerpt:  …”what is consistent and what we show in our study…

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Epigenetic effects of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on the primate brain

Just as the influence of diet and pheromones can be in the larval stages or in other developmental stages of insects, it can also be in the pre- and postconception stages of mammals, including humans.

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Domain-specific Mental modules and models for behavior

That interdisciplinary approach has already been adopted by most neuroscientists who currently are not even involving themselves in discussion of theories about behavioral development…

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Human pheromones and autism spectrum disorders

It will be interesting to see how much longer it is before researchers link p53 to the diet-responsive hypothalamic gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) neurogenic niche.

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Bee research, human sweet perception, human pheromones, and metabolic disorders

A diet-reponsive neurogenic niche links nutrient chemical intake to receptor-mediated brain development in mammals. Glucose regulates the hormone secreting nerve cells in this niche, which links it and other nutrient chemicals to levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) and brain development.

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No New Neurons for Smell?

Any study that indicates no olfactory bulb neurogenesis occurs in adult humans argues against the design in biology that ensures the plasticity of our brain-directed behavioral response to novel stimuli in our environment…

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Human pheromones: Olfaction, odor receptors, learning, memory, mood, brains and behavior

The idea that ecological niches and social niches are the determinants of neurogenic niches, like those that develop with exposure to food odors and social odors, is one that is important to consider whether we intend to look at pharmacogenomics or to better understand the development of human behavior in the context of epigenetic effects of odors on brain development.

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Human pheromone- and nutrient-dependent brain development and behavior

…model organisms make clear the extension of the concept to nutrient chemical and pheromone-dependent neurogenic niches, human brain development, and individual differences in behavior.

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Human pheromones and brain development

the epigenetic effects of chemicals from our sensory environment on GnRH are probably essential to the development of an evolved brain and behavior involved in seeking out proper nutrition and reproductively “fit” mates.

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