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Human pheromones, nutrition, DNA, epigenetics (2)

…you can now compare the science that’s behind the claims, unless the claims others make are for undisclosed active ingredients that somehow cause this affect on behavior (e.g., increased affection).

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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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Epigentics and the baby connectome

There is no direct effect of non-olfactory/pheromonal sensory input of the environment that would explain gene activation and the intracellular interactions in neurons that might result in de novo gene expression, which is why the most likely driving force for increased primate intelligence appears to be odors associated with nutrition and pheromones associated with socialization.

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Epigenetics and the connectome

The connectome: You would do well to learn about survival of other species, to help ensure their individual survival and yours.

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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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Human pheromones: social odors and food odors

Similarities and differences between food odors and pheromones help to clarify how human pheromones work with an example of an experiment and results that show a mixture of two chemicals influences behavior.

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Pheromones and a realistic model of sexual differentiation

Food odors and social odors influence the same basic neurophysiological mechanism (i.e., the GnRH pulse), which allows them to alter the gene-cell-tissue-organ-organ system pathway which links them to hormones and behavior.

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Creating a Myth

Dr. Richard L. Doty markets smell tests and smell testing equipment at smelltest.com. He is not familiar with the accurate conceptualization of mammalian pheromones.

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Scent signals

The link to the NY Times article below is a means to help convey the importance of odors, whether or not they are consciously perceived….

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Association for Chemoreception Sciences 2010

Two excerpts from presentation abstracts may be of interest to others. It is becoming more clear that odors modulate visual perception and associated behaviors as…

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