Facts, not opinions, link feedback loops to odor and pheromone signaling

November 3, 2015

Your sense of smell can make or break a relationship  


No it can’t! What Do We Actually Know About Pheromones? July 12, 2013

Excerpt 1):

But Kohl’s products, which he likens to food spices (“They give you an extra kick!”), make some researchers roll their eyes. Dr. Jim Pfaus, professor of psychology at Concordia University in Montreal, is one of them.

My comment: Only opinions seems contrary to what is known about food odors and human pheromones. See also: William Swaney is another researcher who doesn’t agree with Nobel Laureate, Linda Buck and others. Feedback loops link odor and pheromone signaling with reproduction

Excerpt 2)

Dr. William T. Swaney, who studied pheromones in mice at McGill University in Montreal, hesitates to make such a leap from rodents to humans when it comes to odor conditioning. Sense of smell, he says, just isn’t as important for humans as it is for mice.

Can Pheromones Get You A Date? – Reactions

A mixture of androstenol and androsterone was linked to changes in the behavior of women, as would be expected under carefully controlled conditions that had nothing to do with the nonsense of getting a date, and nothing to do with the opinions expressed by either Swaney or Pfaus.

All serious scientists know that the feedback loops are present in all living genera. Only biologically uninformed researchers expect the feedback loops to cause humans to behave like the animals they study. Humans behave like the animals they are…. Typically, with restraint.

See:  Olfactory/Pheromonal Input, Human Female Sexual Preferences and Behavior



About James V. Kohl 1308 Articles
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