Human Pheromones, The Scent of Eros, and Cultural Evolution

Cultural Evolution Could Be Studied in Google Books Database

The article linked above tells of a free new database that you can search in an attempt to determine how certain words, names, or phrases have varied in use during the past. The first page you will see is a graph. In the lower right portion of the screen, click on “human pheromones” to see how the database search works, or simply use this link: Human Pheromones and Cultural Evolution. It will take you to a display of publications that have included the term “human pheromones.” When you click on “The Scent of Eros” you can view text from the pages that mention “human pheromones” 38 times. You can also view text from other books. I was pleased to see that my book has apparently had a significant cultural influence. I’m not quite sure how to measure the biological significance of the book, but it’s becoming clearer that  the biology of human pheromones has influenced human culture. You may also want to look at my review of “The Great Pheromone Myth” as you consider what virtually every other book about pheromones tells us. Mammalian pheromones, including human pheromones are no myth and human pheromones are a part of human culture.

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