Pheromones and unconscious affects
Excerpt: “…my pheromonal research suggests that any individual who is looking to elicit increased affection from women should 1) ask them what they’re reading 2) offer a compliment and 3) spill a bowl of soup on him or herself.”
My comment: This is the type of reporting (in the NY Times) that helps to ensure the US educational system will continue to raise another generation of biologically uninformed science idiots. For contrast, see how others report on models of biologically based cause and effect that is RNA-mediated.
“It is intriguing that a simple model within the traditional percolation theory framework, with a single parameter related to network connectivity, can account for several features of brain dynamics under anesthesia,” says Plamen Ivanov of Boston University.
Dose-Dependent Effects of the Clinical Anesthetic Isoflurane on Octopus vulgaris: A Contribution to Cephalopod Welfare
1) Turin’s group and 2) Di Cosmo’s group link everything known to serious scientists about the links from chemical ecology to ecoloigal, social, neuogenic, and socio-cognitive niche construction via biophysically constrained protein folding chemistry and RNA-mediated events in species from octopuses to insects and humans.
Excerpt: “THIS MODEL DETAILS HOW CHEMICAL ECOLOGY DRIVES ADAPTIVE EVOLUTION VIA: (1) ecological niche construction, (2) social niche construction, (3) neurogenic niche construction, and (4) socio-cognitive niche construction. This model exemplifies the epigenetic effects of olfactory/pheromonal conditioning, which alters genetically predisposed, nutrient-dependent, hormone-driven mammalian behavior …”