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Epigenetic effects underlie sexual preferences (duh, and food preferences)

Public release date: 11-Dec-2012 National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis ) Study finds epigenetics, not genetics, underlies homosexuality Excerpt: “…researchers from the Working Group…

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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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Nobel laureate challenges psychologists to clean up their act

social priming doesn’t begin with a visual stimulus or a hormone like oxytocin in mammals. It begins with gene activation by a sensory stimulus

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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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Woefully ignorant politicians and popular science (2)

“Do these people really think its a protein in semen that acts on the female brain? If so, is there a model for that

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Oxytocin for everything?

Suddenly, we then have the automagical affects of oxytocin on behavior with no need for social neuroscience.

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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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Where is the love?

If you want to know where love is, you can find out by following the path from your nose to the brain via the epigenetic effects of food odors and pheromones on hormone-secreting nerve cells, not one that somehow links pictures to love and sexual desire. There’s no model for that!

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Trust the science. Don’t trust the hype

Who’s fooling who about human pheromones, sexual attraction, and who you can trust?

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Pheromone-enhanced behavior in sexually inexperienced females

I was still somewhat surprised that the women reported they were more attracted to the man when he was wearing the androsterone/androstenol mix.

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