Master List Of Suspected Human Pheromones

“Pheromones are defined as substances which are secreted to the outside by an individual and received by a second individual of the same species, in which they release a specific reaction, for example, a definite behavior, or a developmental process.” — Karlson and Luscher, 1959.

If you change the definition, you could conceivable call virtually any chemical a pheromone. If you stick with the “same species” requirement you are required to show that a chemical or mixture of chemicals has an effect on hormones, because an effect on hormones during a developmental process is required to link the mixture to any behavioral affect.

Those who have been exposed to rodent (e.g., hamster) vaginal secretions would reinforce use of the original definition requiring species specificity, as would most people who have been exposed to the concentrate of what has become known as copulins.

I am interested in seeing the reason that any of the chemicals on any master list are suspected to be human pheromones. Without some indication in this regard, the list is merely a list of chemicals (e.g., on the research section of a forum). Not that there’s anything wrong with that. You must start somewhere. For example, in 1982 and in this post, I started with the 1959 definition.

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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