Defining pheromone

July 7, 2015 James V. Kohl 0

Earlier today, I discovered a change to what Google displays as the definition of a “pheromone.” a chemical substance produced and released into the environment […]

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Insect to human cognition

September 21, 2012 James V. Kohl 0

Attempts to discuss the role of nutrient chemicals and pheromones in cognitive neuroscience discussion groups have met with outright hostility. So, let’s wait another week, month, or year until the convergence becomes perfectly clear.

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Baiting the behaviorist(s)

November 30, 2011 James V. Kohl 0

We cannot directly link any individual gene, cell, tissue, organ, or organ system to any behavior without including the rest of the pathway that links gene activation to brain-directed behavior.

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The Sex Lives of Insects: Part III

August 2, 2011 James V. Kohl 0

The “rules” of the required molecular biology involve ligand-receptor binding. For example, from yeasts to mammals, genetic conservation of the ligand: gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH), and the diversification of its receptor (GnRHR) are part of the rules.

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The Sex Lives of Insects (Part II)

August 2, 2011 James V. Kohl 0

Most human sexuality researchers know enough about hormones and behavior to realize that the hormones involved in sexual responses are invariably associated with olfactory/pheromonal input, and never invariably associated with visual input — in any species.