The EES expands what is recognized as causally relevant in the process of evolution (link opens pdf) www.nature.com/polopoly_fs/7.20356.1412604225!/suppinfoFile/514164a_s1.pdf Excerpt: “organisms inherit a wide variety of […]
Most psychologists seem unwilling to admit they don’t know the difference between Pavlovian/classical conditioning and operant/respondent conditioning, perhaps because that would be an admission that they have never treated their clients effectively, which is well known to others whose psychological treatment has failed.
Any study that indicates no olfactory bulb neurogenesis occurs in adult humans argues against the design in biology that ensures the plasticity of our brain-directed behavioral response to novel stimuli in our environment…
In species from microbes to man receptor-mediated changes caused by nutrient chemicals and pheromones alter intracellular signaling and stochastic gene expression.
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.
A few minutes spent watching this video will leave you very informed about some complex issues in behavioral development that are linked to the epigenetic effects of food odors and social odors on genetically predisposed behaviors.
Food odors and social odors influence the same basic neurophysiological mechanism (i.e., the GnRH pulse), which allows them to alter the gene-cell-tissue-organ-organ system pathway which links them to hormones and behavior.
The gene-cell-tissue-organ-organ system pathway is required to link sensory input from the social environment to behavior. Pheromones, but not what we see, directly activate this pathway.