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

In part two of my posts from May 15th, I expressed concern that someone might attempt to steal my thunder with regard to the importance of the ecological, social, and neurogenic niches to adaptive evolution. Today, my concerns were somewhat alleviated by publication of:.

The extended evolutionary synthesis and the role of soft inheritance in evolution by Thomas E. Dickins, and Qazi Rahman

Excerpt: “As a thought experiment we can imagine selection building a learning mechanism that is biased to make certain associations. Epigenetic mechanisms would be a candidate solution to introducing shifts in learning bias across such situations, as would endocrine functioning.”


My comment:  That’s more that just a thought experiment in my model, where nothing is left to the imagination.  The epigenetic calibration of intracellular signaling and stochastic gene expression by nutrient chemicals and the standardization and control of reproduction by the epigenetic effects of pheromones on intracellular signaling and stochastic gene expression cause the patterned variation that persists in the extended evolutionary synthesis of biological design, which incorporates transgenerational epigenetic inheritance. Nutrient chemicals cause ecological niches to form that enable interactions among the conspecifics of social niches.  Nutrition and pheromones are both required for epigenetic effects on development of a neurogenic niche in the honeybee brain and a hypothalamic neurogenic niche in the mammalian brain. This neurogenic niche directs the differentiation of other neuronal systems in the brain during the behavioral development of the organism. The honeybee is the model organism that links what the queen eats to her pheromone production and neuroanatomy of the brain and the behavior of her offspring. The threespine stickleback is the vertebrate model for epigenetic effects on pre-existing genetic variation. In mammals, epigenetic cause is modeled via the receptor-mediated effects of nutrient chemicals and pheromones on the hypothalamic gonadotropin releasing hormone neuronal niche that controls brain development and behavior via its effects on luteinizing hormone, steroidogenesis, and hippocampal neurogenesis, which is required for the plasticity of learning and memory during behavioral development.  Adaptive evolution thus incorporates the transgenerational epigenetic inheritance of the sensory environment that contains sufficient nutrient chemicals and conspecifics.


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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