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Hormones effect sensitivity to androsterone

Our [androstenol/androsterone] mixture characterizes species-specific human pheromones, their epigenetic effects on physiology, and their affect on behavior.

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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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The challenges of a Darwinian approach to anything

It’s been more than 2 decades since the work of Axel and Buck replaced the ridiculous misrepresentations of those who appear to have never once thought about olfaction for finding food in birds.

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How Species Diversify

It is olfactory/pheromonal input that is responsible for the sensory drive and species diversity of Cichlids and the diversity of all species.

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The same neural mechanisms are at work in worms and humans

a molecule similar to GnRH is essential to nutrient chemical-dependent and pheromone-controlled reproduction in all species, including C. elegans.

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Epigenetic effects on the evolution of behavior

No mammal survives without the epigenetic effect of pheromones on species-specific differences in behavior, including sex differences in behavior.

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Human pheromones and inner conflict about evolution (1102 words)

What the honeybee queen eats determines her pheromone production. Her pheromones determine everything else about the social interactions of the colony including the neuroanatomy of the worker bees’ brains.

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Human pheromones and the visual appeal of other people (Part Three)

Nutrient chemicals cause ecological niches to form that enable interactions among the conspecifics of social niches. Nutrition and pheromones are both required for epigenetic effects on development of a neurogenic niche in the honeybee brain and a hypothalamic neurogenic niche in the mammalian brain.

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Human pheromones and the visual appeal of other people (Part Two)

1) ecology and the nutrient chemical-dependent evolution of ecological niches;

2) social interactions and the pheromone-dependent evolution of social niches.

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A fallacious leap? Ancestral and derived traits

I enjoy incorporating concepts that others think I don’t understand into responses that reflect my understanding – as I hope will be the case with the notion of ancestral and derived traits.

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