More than four decades of ignorance

Odd Reason Some Guys Have Fewer Sex Partners By Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer |

Excerpt: The researchers don’t know why romantic difficulties could be tied to smell…

My comment: At a Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality poster session earlier this month I reported on the link from human pheromones and food odors to behavior. It is via the same molecular mechanisms that have been detailed in species from microbes to man. Beginning with reports in 1971 on congenital anosmia in men’s bonding and erotic apathy (inability to fall in love), most people have ignored the obvious fact that our molecular biology is shared with every other species on the planet, and the behavior of all species is nutrient chemical-dependent and pheromone-controlled.

If you can think of one species with behavior that is not nutrient chemical-dependent and pheromone controlled and it is a non-human species, you would have an animal model for human behavior that is not known, since all other species exist or go extinct — as will ours — with the loss of olfactory acuity and specificity that enables all species, including ours, to respond to the ever-changing chemical ecology of existence. Currently, the honeybee model organism is considered to be the “canary-in-the coal-mine” indicator of how much more epigenetic toxicity our species can tolerate. We probably have many years left during which we can survive without mass extinctions/colony collapse… well, probably, I think. But maybe the reports on honeybee colony collapse should be more of a concern. Has anyone checked with Gene Robinson about that?

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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