Behavioral Neuroscience | Sensory Systems | Developmental Evolution | Cognitive Neuroscience | Evolutionary/Comparative Genetics | Behavioral Ecology
Human pheromones and nutrient chemicals: epigenetic effects on ecological, social, and neurogenic niches that affect behavior
JV Kohl*, LC Kelahan, H Hoffmann
*Corresponding author: JV Kohl
Pheromones.com, Independent Researcher, Epworth, GA, USA
F1000Posters 2012, 3: 1456 (poster) [English]
Poster [256.89 KB]
Society for Social Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2012, 11 - 12 Oct 2012, A15
A systems biology approach to disease prevention and pharmacogenomics stresses the need to examine healthy behavioral development by including interactions among the evolved gene, cell, tissue, organ, organ-system pathway. This pathway links the epigenetic effects of nutrient chemicals and pheromones directly to the organization and activation of behavior in species from honeybees to humans.
Neuroscientifically established epigenetic effects of sensory input on hormones that affect behavior suggest that this mixture of human pheromones causes changes in ecotypically organized neural pathways that directly link nutrient chemicals and social niche construction to 1) neurogenic niches, 2) the molecular biology of evolved neural circuitry, 3) genetically predisposed physiological changes, and to 4) unconscious effects on behavior in species from invertebrates to mammals.
Replication by others will help to extend what is currently known about adaptive evolution via the epigenetic effects of nutrient chemicals and pheromones on intracellular signaling, stochastic gene expression, hormones, and unconscious effects on behavior (“biological embedding”) to socio-cognitive niche construction (1-3).
Kohl: commercial interest in human pheromone-enhanced fragrance products.
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