Mutated genes and accidental intelligence?

Origin of intelligence, mental illness linked to ancient genetic accident December 2, 2012 in Neuroscience


“They found that higher mental functions in humans and mice were controlled by the same genes.

The study also showed that when these genes were mutated or damaged, they impaired higher mental functions.”

My comment: In these studies, does extension of an invertebrate to vertebrate model of gene duplications involve the epigenetic tweaking of immense gene networks via the effects of nutrient chemical intake on stochastic gene expression, which is balanced for homeostasis by the metabolism of the nutrients to species-specific pheromones that control reproduction? If so, mutated or damaged genes that impaired higher mental functions would be selected against. At the same time organisms from microbes to man select for the nutrient chemicals responsible for individual survival as their conspecifics control species survival (via pheromone controlled reproduction). How do mutations — at any time during adaptive evolution — positively contribute to the required ecological, social, neurogenic, or socio-cognitive niche construction that is nutrient chemical-dependent and pheromone-controlled?

Has the model of adaptive evolution changed from genes to behavior and back to an alternative model of  genes to behavior to mutated genes that result in more intelligent behavior? In the honeybee model of invertebrate behavior,  mutations are not adaptive and the bees clearly have developed an unparalleled eusocial socio-cognitive niche. Which invertebrate species is used to model mutations that are adaptive?

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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