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Cultural processes are biologically based

April 30, 2012 James V. Kohl 0

Ignoring the molecular biology common to all organisms from microbes to man makes it appear that biological and cultural processes operate somewhat independently across species — as if there were significant differences in the molecular biology of different species.

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Human Pheromones and Common Scents: Plants and Perfume

April 24, 2012 James V. Kohl 0

The common molecular mechanisms place the human pheromone-deniers in a catagory that could only be reserved for those who think that plant odors (as in food odors) do not have the same epigenetic effects on intracellular signaling as pheromones do in species from microbes to man.

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People select specific fragrances that suit their individual body odor

April 9, 2012 James V. Kohl 0

Our results indicate that people select specific perfumes that suit their individual body odor and they thus provide an insight into the highly individual nature of perfume choice.”

Individual body odor (i.e., pheromones) enhances appeal as does fragrance use. This is the concept of human pheromone-enhanced fragrances that I detailed in Human pheromones and food odors: epigenetic influences on the socioaffective nature of evolved behaviors.