The fear of pheromones is denial of reality.
“Do these people really think its a protein in semen that acts on the female brain? If so, is there a model for that
… operant conditioning must be the basis for our free will. Unlike other animals, we can chose to respond or not to the rewards associated with operant conditioning because only classical conditioning is directly linked (e.g., epigenetically via olfactory/pheromonal input) to behaviors that are required for species survival.
The honeybee is a model organism for understanding the epigenetic link from food odors and social odors to neural networks of the mammalian brain, which ultimately determine human behavior.
Learning associated with brain function is learning that is dependent on a direct link from sensory cues to brain function.
Information here, from the human-ethology group, exemplifies confused thoughts about the biological basis of animal behavior.
There is only one animal model for food choice and for mate choice.