Neuroscience of Human Attachment Source: Brain Posts [Neuroscience Medicine] Excerpt: Social behavior appears to regulated through both affective evaluation (emotional mentalization) and cognitive control systems […]
On November 26, 2012 Robert Karl Stonjek announced to the members of the psychiatry research group: Dear Members, there will be no more discussion of JVKs ‘model’.
Our results indicate that people select specific perfumes that suit their individual body odor and they thus provide an insight into the highly individual nature of perfume choice.”
Individual body odor (i.e., pheromones) enhances appeal as does fragrance use. This is the concept of human pheromone-enhanced fragrances that I detailed in Human pheromones and food odors: epigenetic influences on the socioaffective nature of evolved behaviors.
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.
“I should think we might fairly gauge the future of biological science, centuries ahead, by estimating the time it will take to reach a complete, comprehensive understanding of odor.”
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.