Author Archive: James V. Kohl

James Vaughn Kohl was the first to accurately conceptualize human pheromones, and began presenting his findings to the scientific community in 1992. He continues to present to, and publish for, diverse scientific and lay audiences, while constantly monitoring the scientific presses for new information that is relevant to the development of his initial and ongoing conceptualization of human pheromones. Recently, Kohl integrated scientific evidence that pinpoints the evolved neurophysiological mechanism that links olfactory/pheromonal input to genes in hormone-secreting cells of tissue in a specific area of the brain that is primarily involved in the sensory integration of olfactory and visual input, and in the development of human sexual preferences. His award-winning 2007 article/book chapter on multisensory integration: The Mind’s Eyes: Human pheromones, neuroscience, and male sexual preferences followed an award winning 2001 publication: Human pheromones: integrating neuroendocrinology and ethology, which was coauthored by disinguished researchers from Vienna. Rarely do researchers win awards in multiple disciplines, but Kohl’s 2001 award was for neuroscience, and his 2007 “Reiss Theory” award was for social science. Kohl has worked as a medical laboratory scientist since 1974, and he has devoted more than twenty-five years to researching the relationship between the sense of smell and the development of human sexual preferences. Unlike many researchers who work with non-human subjects, medical laboratory scientists use the latest technology from many scientific disciplines to perform a variety of specialized diagnostic medical testing on people. James V. Kohl is certified with: * American Society for Clinical Pathology * American Medical Technologists James V. Kohl is a member of: * Society for Neuroscience * Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology * Association for Chemoreception Sciences * Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality * International Society for Human Ethology * American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science * Mensa, the international high IQ society

Epigenetically-effected sexual orientation

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The neurobiology and psychology of pedophilia: recent advances and challenges Excerpt: Support for a neurodevelopmental pathway comes from research investigating epigenetic dysregulation of sexual development in general, physical characteristics, and functional as well as structural brain differences in pedophilia. From…
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Defining pheromone

human-brain

Earlier today, I discovered a change to what Google displays as the definition of a “pheromone.” a chemical substance produced and released into the environment by an animal, especially a mammal or an insect, affecting the behavior or physiology of…
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Male pheromones and mental development

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Study finds males may contribute to offspring’s mental development before pregnancy Excerpt: … female mice exposed to male pheromones gave birth to infants with greater mental ability. “This is the first study to show that pheromone exposure exerts an influence…
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“Evolution” of two sexes?

social interaction and brain

Selection for mitochondrial quality drives the evolution of two sexes with germline Topics included (among others): CORRELATION BETWEEN ANIMAL DEVELOPMENT AND MITOCHONDRIAL EVOLUTION THE MODEL: SIMULATION, MATHS TOO COMPLICATED TO SOLVE Mt VARIATION BETWEEN GAMETES MAKES SOMATIC GAMETOGENESIS ADVANTAGEOUS IN…
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International Pest Management (IPM) and pathology

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IPM Pheromones Market Is Forecasted To Be Worth $2.45 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. Posted: May 27, 2015 10:19 AM EST Updated: May 27, 2015 6:49 PM EST Excerpt: Sex pheromones were widely used in mating disruption techniques…
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Finding it and Perfuming the Mind

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Microbes Effect on the Brain Excerpt: In flies with a particular microbe, they only want to mate with others who have that microbe. This occurs because of a smell from the microbe. In groups of hyenas, groups identify their social…
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Food odors and chemosignals in body odor

social interaction and brain

A Sniff of Happiness Excerpt: We observed that exposure to body odor collected from senders of chemosignals in a happy state induced a facial expression and perceptual-processing style indicative of happiness in the receivers of those signals. Our findings suggest…
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Ending twenty years of debate?

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The smelling of Hedione results in sex-differentiated human brain activity Excerpt: “Hedione exhibited significantly enhanced activation in limbic areas (amygdala, hippocampus) and elicited a sex-differentiated response in a hypothalamic region that is associated with hormonal release.” Reported as: Delicate magnolia…
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