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Human Pheromones in Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology

The honeybee is a model organism for understanding the epigenetic link from food odors and social odors to neural networks of the mammalian brain, which ultimately determine human behavior.

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Docosahexaenoic acid and autism: praying for hope, or preying on hope

Should the behavior analysts’ approach be compared to a biologically-based approach with a dietary supplement?

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Timing is key in the proper wiring of the brain: study

This effect helps to explain why the odor preferences of mammals, including humans, appear to develop before birth, but it probably has nothing to do with visual input except via its association with olfactory/pheromonal input, neurogenesis, learning and memory.

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Human Pheromones may influence brain chemistry into adulthood

Nutrition is such an obvious epigenetic influence on brain development that it should be somewhat clear that social odors would also be a powerful influence on brain development and behavior.

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Scents of Adolescence: Are you blind?

A flying mammal that relies on acoustic signaling for food acquisition helps make my case for the importance of olfactory/pheromonal input during the development of sexual preferences.

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Study results: Human pheromones influence human behavior

Our mixture characterizes species-specific human pheromones, their epigenetic effects on physiology, and their affect on behavior.

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