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Music to our ears and song in birds: a common sense approach

The ability of science writers to misrepresent what is known about cause and effect by biologists and attribute emotion to song in birds, visual input in some species, tactile input in others, and pheromones in insects defies common sense.

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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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The “yuck” factor: aversion to social odors?

Visual input does not directly activate the hypothalamus. Olfactory input (i.e., food odors and social odors) directly activate the hypothalamus. Only via association with odors can what we see influence hormone driven behavior associated with activation of the hypothalamus.

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Study results: Human pheromones affect women’s behavior

a mixture of androsterone and androstenol influences women’s flirtatious behaviors and increases their level of attraction

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The great pheromone myth revisited (including biological factors in the development of sexuality)

…pheromones associated with the testosterone levels of men affect women’s level of attraction and men’s sexual success. This substantiates my formulation of human pheromone-enhanced fragrance products for men.

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The great pheromone myth revisited (including biological factors in the development of sexuality)

…pheromones associated with the testosterone levels of men affect women’s level of attraction and men’s sexual success. This substantiates my formulation of human pheromone-enhanced fragrance products for men.

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Wikipedia comments by James V. Kohl

I’ve culled these comments from wikipedia as a means to collect some of my thoughts. If ever I can determine how to get permission to edit the wikipedia pages, I will update the information there.

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Genes, Hormones, and Behavior (for other scientists)

Scientists cannot understand sexual differentiation of the brain and body without some understanding of molecular biology. It’s not about hormones and critical periods; it’s about genes and epigenetic influences.

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Tears and fears of pheromones

Pheromones effect hormones, like testosterone. Pheromones affect behavior by causing changes in hormones. The effect of pheromones on hormones and their affect on behavior begins at birth.

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Product comparisons and human pheromone sciences

Product comparison of exposure to affect time: Scent of Eros: 15 minutes; Athena product: 8 weeks; Oxytocin product: no data

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