This is the most potent indicator of how soon the epigenetic effects of nutrient chemicals and pheromones in the honeybee model organism will be extended to the role they play in human health and development.
Natural selection “selects” for nutrient chemicals. Sexual selection “selects” for pheromones. There is nothing random about that. “Olfaction and odor receptors provide a clear evolutionary trail that can be followed from unicellular organisms to insects to humans.”
Natural selection for a well-nourished conspecific that is reproductively fit is ensured via the epigenetic effects of nutrient chemicals and pheromones.
… it is the molecular biology common to all species that assures us olfaction and odor receptors provide a clear evolutionary trail, which can be followed from unicellular organisms to insects to humans.
Do you think if I told others that pheromones are like sugar (instead of spices) they would develop a taste for learning about what’s required to link sensory input – like food odors and pheromones- directly to hormones like GnRH and animal behavior?
No neurogenic niche does not mean no behavior, and no socio-cognitive niche only means that the unconscious affects of sensory stimuli on hormones and behavior will predominate.
“…the same neural responses that drive us toward food or away from predators are triggered by our perception of the way we are treated by other people. These findings are reframing the prevailing view of the role that social drivers play in influencing how humans behave. “
With construction of our socio-cognitive niche comes free will.
It needs no oxygen, but it still must acquire nutrient chemicals, and the metabolism of nutrient chemicals to pheromones must control its reproduction as in every other species on (or underneath the surface of) this planet.