Pheromones, LH, neurogenesis, learning, memory, behavior

Excerpts from: Environmental Impact (Research in behavioral epigenetics is seeking evidence that links experience to biochemistry to gene expression and back out again).

“…behavioral epigenetics seems to demand a different conceptual mindset in neuroscience—a focus on molecular modifications in the cell’s nucleus, rather than on interneuronal circuitry or gross anatomy…”

In my model, molecular modifications result in changes in interneuronal circuitry that are manifested in gross anatomy. Olfactory genetic neuronal hormonal behavioral reciprocity

“…it has long been obvious that some sequence of physiological events must link a human being’s experiences to one’s DNA:…”

In any mammalian model, the sequence of physiological events that link experiences to DNA begins with olfactory/phermonal input. Olfactory genetic neuronal hormonal behavioral reciprocity

“…biochemical signals in the brain … trigger molecular activity in the nuclei of neurons, shutting down some genes and increasing the activity of others. If that weren’t the case, people’s experiences could not affect their behavior.”

In any mammalian model,  the biochemical signals in the brain must trigger molecular activity in the nuclei of neurons that secrete hormones. If that were not the case, experiences could not effect hormones that affect behavior. Olfactory genetic neuronal hormonal behavioral reciprocity

My goal, reached in the early 1990’s was “… to lay out every link in the causal chain that leads from a person’s experience to a neurotransmitter, then to a particular gene, then to a specific molecular modification of protein or DNA that affects that gene, and then back out from gene products to neuronal signaling to a person’s thoughts, feelings and actions.” Olfactory genetic neuronal hormonal behavioral reciprocity

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