Children's healthy diets lead to healthier IQ

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-08-children-healthy-diets-healthier-iq.html

Excerpt: “While the differences in IQ are not huge, this study provides some of the strongest evidence to date that dietary patterns from six to 24 months have a small but significant effect on IQ at eight years of age,” Dr Smithers says.

My comment:

The article attests to the predictive explanatory power of modeling behavioral development based on what is already known about the molecular biology that is common to species from microbes to man.

Nutrient chemicals and pheromones are unequivocally required for adaptive evolution (i.e., of behavior) via ecological, social, neurogenic, and socio-cognitive niche construction as detailed in Human pheromones and food odors: epigenetic influences on the socioaffective nature of evolved behaviors.

Newsgroup discussions about IQ seem to proceed in the absence of the minimal intelligence required by some people to inform themselves about the currently available neuroscientific facts. See, for example Variation in Cognitive Abilities Attributable to Composite Metabolic… Instead, we have random mutations theory (Clarence ‘Sonny’ Williams), domain-specific modules (Clarence ‘Sonny’ Williams), logico-/psycho theory (Edgar Owen) and denial of the epigenetic effects of nutrient chemicals and pheromones on IQ (Bee Doubleu).

Studies like the one reported today require replication. Models for behavioral development cannot be compared unless there is more than one. The epigenetic effects of nutrient chemicals and pheromones during the first 24 months of life are clearly the most important factors involved in the development of the brain and and behavior because there is no other model that links sensory input from the environment directly to intracellular signaling and stochastic gene expression as is unequivocally required to link the sensory input directly to its effect on hormone secretion and the affect of those hormones on behavior during its development.

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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