Appetite control by food odors and pheromones

Appetite control could be rewired, say researchers 5 April 2013

Excerpt: “Researchers looked in detail at the hypothalamus section of the brain, which is known to regulate sleep, energy expenditure, appetite, thirst and many other critical biological functions.”

Excerpt: “It was previously thought that nerve cells in the brain associated with appetite regulation were generated entirely during an embryo’s development in the womb and could not be altered.”

My comment: Experience-dependent nerve cell generation has been modeled throughout life and exemplified in many model organisms. This report exemplifies the neurogenic niche construction, which is required in my model of nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled adaptive evolution. Article excerpt [subscription required] “…during postnatal and adult life, the hypothalamus regulates a diverse set of adaptable functions, ranging from thermoregulation and circadian rhythm to appetite/energy balance.” The hypothalamus also regulates the physiology of reproduction in mammals like us.

I have also detailed the fact that organism-level thermoregulation is adaptively evolved via ecological, social, and neurogenic niche construction, which is thermodynamically controlled intracellularly. This links microbes to man via the same molecular mechanisms of adaptive evolution that people seem unwilling to discuss if they favor a mutations-based theory of evolution. For comparison, there has never been any scientific support for a mutations-based theory of adaptive evolution.

This article and my works link more than just the molecular mechanisms of appetite control to adaptively evolved behavior. The link from nutrients and their metabolism to pheromones that control nutrient-dependent reproduction is also clearer and the common molecular mechanisms are thereby extended to sexual reproduction in mammals like us (sans mutations theory).

The biological facts have become so evident that no matter how thoroughly entrenched in mutations theory others have become, they will at some point need to begin to dig themselves out of their hole if they wish to participate in discussions that lead to scientific progress. We will then begin to see how much harm has been done by “mutations theory” and how much it has  retarded scientific progress.  But, there is no doubt we WILL see this.

Kohl, J.V. (2012) Human pheromones and food odors: epigenetic influences on the socioaffective nature of evolved behaviors. Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology, 2: 17338.

Kohl, J.V. (2013) Nutrient-dependent / Pheromone-controlled thermodynamics and thermoregulation

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James Vaughn Kohl was the first to accurately conceptualize human pheromones, and began presenting his findings to the scientific community in 1992. He continues to present to, and publish for, diverse scientific and lay audiences, while constantly monitoring the scientific presses for new information that is relevant to the development of his initial and ongoing conceptualization of human pheromones. Recently, Kohl integrated scientific evidence that pinpoints the evolved neurophysiological mechanism that links olfactory/pheromonal input to genes in hormone-secreting cells of tissue in a specific area of the brain that is primarily involved in the sensory integration of olfactory and visual input, and in the development of human sexual preferences. His award-winning 2007 article/book chapter on multisensory integration: The Mind’s Eyes: Human pheromones, neuroscience, and male sexual preferences followed an award winning 2001 publication: Human pheromones: integrating neuroendocrinology and ethology, which was coauthored by disinguished researchers from Vienna. Rarely do researchers win awards in multiple disciplines, but Kohl’s 2001 award was for neuroscience, and his 2007 “Reiss Theory” award was for social science. Kohl has worked as a medical laboratory scientist since 1974, and he has devoted more than twenty-five years to researching the relationship between the sense of smell and the development of human sexual preferences. Unlike many researchers who work with non-human subjects, medical laboratory scientists use the latest technology from many scientific disciplines to perform a variety of specialized diagnostic medical testing on people. James V. Kohl is certified with: * American Society for Clinical Pathology * American Medical Technologists James V. Kohl is a member of: * Society for Neuroscience * Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology * Association for Chemoreception Sciences * Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality * International Society for Human Ethology * American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science * Mensa, the international high IQ society