Tag Archive: ethology

Refusing to integrate neuroendocrinology and ethology

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Q&A: Karl Grammer Excerpt: We and others have identified eight pillars of beauty: youthfulness, symmetry, averageness, sex-hormone markers, body odour, motion, skin complexion and hair texture. I think this line of research is almost finished. It is no longer useful…
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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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2014 and 2004 Nobel Prize in Medicine

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2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine is Awarded for Discovery of Brain’s ‘Inner GPS’ Excerpt: “… gray lines show the path followed by a rat as it moves around a box looking for pieces of food.” 2014 Nobel prize in physiology…
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Did parental love evolve separately in birds and mammals?

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EDUCATION: SEXUALITY EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES Excerpt: Romantic (erotic) love, an important component of human reproductive and sexual behavior, has its origins in parenting behavior. In reptiles, there is neither parental care nor an affectionate or affiliative bond between…
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Did our adapted mind evolve?

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What is currently know about neuroendocrine regulation clearly links ecological variation to ecological adaptations manifested in morphological and behavioral phenotypes via RNA-mediated events without the pseudoscientific nonsense of evolutionary theory. Evidence that biological facts about cause and effect make no…
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RNA-directed DNA methylation and RNA-mediated events

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Many colleagues and most of my antagonists seem to be unwilling to accept the fact that RNA-directed DNA methylation links the epigenetic landscape to the physical landscape of DNA in the organized genomes of species from microbes to man. Lack…
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Non-evolutionary facts predict ovulatory shifts

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Round 2: Ovulatory Cycles and Shifting Preferences Excerpt: “…ovulatory shifts are intriguing because they represent an original prediction of evolutionary theory, but are not predicted by non-evolutionary theoretical frameworks.” My comment: The shifts do not represent an original prediction of…
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ISHE: Two New Trustees

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The election for two International Society for Human Ethology (ISHE) Trustee positions ended with a welcome to newly elected trustees: Jan Havlicek and Nancy Segal More on Nancy. See also this chapter on the Genetics of Olfactory Perception by​ Nancy L. Segal…
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Another powerful refutation of mutation-initiated natural selection

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Brain regions thought to be uniquely human share many similarities with monkeys Date: January 28, 2014 Summary: New research suggests a surprising degree of similarity in the organization of regions of the brain that control language and complex thought processes in…
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