Human pheromones and the visual appeal of other people (Part one)

Groundbreaking discovery of mutation causing genetic disorder in humans

Excerpt: “The findings also provide a framework for understanding fascinating evolutionary questions, such as why humans of different ethnicities have distinct facial features and how these are embedded in our genome. IRX genes have been repeatedly co-opted during evolution, and small variation in their activity could underlie fine alterations in the way we look…”

My comments:

This “Nature Genetics” paper (subscription required) details the complex stochiometry (i.e., ‘chemistry’) of intracellular signaling and stochastic gene expression. A link from one nutrient chemical (folate) to genetically predisposed gonadal and craniofacial effects brings to bear the interdisciplinary approach that is required to link epigenetic effects, nutrient chemicals, pheromones, intracellular signaling, gene expression, and transgenerational epigenetic inheritance to reproduction (or not) associated with the visual perception of physical (e.g., facial)features.

Evolutionary theorists and sexuality researchers may want to reconsider how much they know about the genetically predisposed nutrient-dependent visual appeal of human facial characteristics and try to explain how a random mutation or anything except nutrient chemicals could cause adaptive evolution that is manifested in the physical features and pheromones of species from microbes to man. Faces and brains do not seem to be required for adaptive evolution. Nutrient chemical and pheromones are required.

The basic principles of biology and levels of biological organization continue to show that the visual appeal of conspecifics in species with eyes and brains is a conditioned response to olfactory / pheromonal input. The same basic principles of biology and levels of biological organization are unquestionably responsible for the visual appeal of food  in species with eyes and brains. Is there another model for that?

If not, human pheromones must be responsible for the visual appeal of other people, as detailed in: Human pheromones and food odors: epigenetic influences on the socioaffective nature of evolved behaviors

About James V. Kohl 1307 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