Tag Archive: Karl Grammer

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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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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The Quest for Human Pheromones by Karl Grammer

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Slide presentation by the senior author of the award-winning review: Human pheromones: integrating neuroendocrinology and ethology (Kohl, et.al, 2001) The epigenetic effects of human pheromones on our perception of human form integrates neuroendocrinolgy, and ethology. See for example: Kohl, J.V….
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Human Pheromones and the Biology of Behavior

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“Symptoms” of well-understood brain activity are clearly established via rewards and experience-dependent conditioned preferences that depend on hormonal changes driven by the effects of odors. Food odors and social odors elicit these “symptoms” of activity