Tag Archive: neuroscience

Ending twenty years of debate?

ISHE 2013 Poster photo

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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Archive for Sexology. Author’s copy: The Mind’s Eyes (21092 words)

social interaction and brain

The Archive for Sexology where the author’s copy of this award-winning article has been available for several years has been solely supported for 10 years by the efforts and expenses of Professor Erwin Haeberle. I learned that he is unable…
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RNA-mediated cell type differentiation and behavior


Neuroscience Meeting Planner Now Available The Preliminary Program and Neuroscience Meeting Planner for Neuroscience 2014 are available. At the 2012 Meeting I learned that the microRNA/messenger RNA balance had emerged during the past decade to be the most likely regulator…
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Ecological variation and niche construction: 1, 2, 3


Part 1 From its most basic expression in grazing and predatory nematodes with differences in morphological and behavioral phenotypes, neurogenic niche construction is nutrient-dependent and pheromone-controlled. One of these two worms has teeth. It also recognizes self vs other differences…
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Odors, the ectoderm, brain development, and autism


Two articles appeared on the same day in the psychiatry research yahoo group cue that link the sense of smell to atypical development via the ectoderm and neuronal “wiring” of the brain and atypical behavior in autism. Food odor-associated atypical…
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Neuroscience and attachment: a human difference?


Neuroscience of Human Attachment Source: Brain Posts [Neuroscience Medicine] Excerpt: Social behavior appears to regulated through both affective evaluation (emotional mentalization) and cognitive control systems (cognitive mentalizations).  These systems interact with hormonal and neurotransmitter domains in influencing social interactions. ——————————————…
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Human Pheromones in Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology

The honeybee is a model organism for understanding the epigenetic link from food odors and social odors to neural networks of the mammalian brain, which ultimately determine human behavior.