Tag Archive: olfactory

Helen Fisher: Love is an addiction

neuronal-plasticity

In the Brain, Romantic Love Is Basically an Addiction By Helen Fisher | February 13, 2015 11:43 am Excerpt 1) Scientists have now shown that food, sex, and gambling compulsions employ many of the same brain pathways activated by substance…
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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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New technique used in report of atomic-level ecological adaptations

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Archaerhodopsin variants with enhanced voltage-sensitive fluorescence in mammalian and Caenorhabditis elegans neurons Directed evolution of a far-red fluorescent rhodopsin reported as: New technique uses a genetic tool and light to view and map neuronal circuits Excerpt 1): “This [directed evolution]…
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Is the problem an internet echo or Feierman’s ethics?

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Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid. It is found in cold water fatty fish… On 9/19/13, I posted here and to the evolutionary psychology yahoo group  (msg #152240) on the link between Aquatic Ape Theory, dietary DHA, my…
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Insect homology and diversity attributed to mutations

Genetic code

Ancient homology underlies adaptive mimetic diversity across butterflies Excerpt: “Surprisingly, our results suggest that modulation of this conserved developmental gene has occurred in tandem between these two deeply divergent butterfly lineages, implying an unexpected and remarkable level of predictability in…
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Religion will not vanish; Creationism will flourish

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Will religion vanish or will Creationism flourish? Jay R. Feierman, the moderator of the ISHE’s human ethology group, has finally allowed me to respond to a post:”What will make religion gradually vanish,” after  he expressed yet another ridiculous opinion on…
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Creation of new species

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1. “Genetically altered mice are a powerful experimental tool, but the extent to which recent positive selection in humans acts on pathways and amino-acid residues that have been conserved across mammalian evolution is uncertain.” Evolutionary genomics: Detecting selection 2. “we…
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Pulses of olfactory/pheromonal input

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Signal and noise: Spike correlations in the olfactory system by John Hewitt Excerpt: “The olfactory system is not so much a hard-wired telephone network where channels can be instantaneously specified and connected by number codes, and then used to transmit…
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Are pheromones responsible for human body odour assessment?

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Can You Smell Yourself? by Sarah C. P. Williams on 22 January 2013, 5:10 PM Excerpt: “Other molecules the human body produces could also influence individual smells and scent preferences, Zufall says. The individuality of people’s microbiomes—the collection of microbes…
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