Olfaction is the ‘sensing agent’ of natural selection, because natural selection requires selection of nutrient chemicals that metabolize to pheromones that control reproduction and species diversification.
Fragrance use adds to the appeal of men’s axillary odors.
Shall we use the honeybee as a model for the epigenetic effects of olfactory/pheromonal input across species from microbes to man?
Sex on the brain: a fear of pheromones
Does anyone know how else to link the social environment directly to brain changes and behavior in invertebrates or vertebrates? In the honeybee and in rodents it appears that olfactory/pheromonal stimuli provide this direct link.
Learning associated with brain function is learning that is dependent on a direct link from sensory cues to brain function.
Snap, Crackle, Pop: The ridiculous proposal that genes are activated by sound dissolves into the background noise of unintelligent and unrealistic expectations inspired by journalism for the masses
Insects serve as a model for human 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.