There are no human pheromones, yet.

The search for human pheromones: the lost decades and the necessity of returning to first principles

Tristam Wyatt is getting encouraging free press that suggests he may be able to continue his misrepresentations about human pheromones despite what has been learned about biologically-based cause and effect during the past century.

See Scientists find DNA is packaged like a yoyo: “There are many good studies that show that if you change the sequence of the gene, then it will affect other things. Different proteins may be created because they require certain sequences for binding and so on,” said Ha. “But no one had really thought about sequence changes having an effect on DNA physics, which in turn cause changes in the biology.”

Wyatt and others like him ignore all the good studies that show food odors and pheromones condition RNA-mediated responses that link physics, chemistry, and conserved molecular mechanisms to behavior in species from microbes to man. Obviously, the existence of human pheromones had been proved, and he missed the evidence that links the epigenetic landscape to the physical landscape of DNA in all cell types of individuals of all species, he would explain to us in his next book why the overwhelming ignorance about human pheromones has been displayed by social scientists for more that two decades.

The Scent of Eros: Mysteries of Odor in Human Sexuality

was published in 1995. We detailed the across species links to human pheromones that Wyatt and others still think don’t exist.

Book review: by Mark Sergeant

by Ralph Underwager, Institute for Psychological Therapies.

Comment by Helen Fisher: “This is science at its best, with adventure, ideas, and lots of facts”.


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How one perfume company misled scientists into believing in human sex pheromones

Scientists Have Been Studying Two Fake Human Pheromones for Decades

There is no such thing as a human pheromone

There’s No Hard Evidence That Human Pheromones Exist

Sexing up the human pheromone story: How a corporation started a scientific myth

There’s no evidence human pheromones exist – no matter what you find for sale online

See also: Smell the glove

About James V. Kohl 1308 Articles
James Vaughn Kohl was the first to accurately conceptualize human pheromones, and began presenting his findings to the scientific community in 1992. He continues to present to, and publish for, diverse scientific and lay audiences, while constantly monitoring the scientific presses for new information that is relevant to the development of his initial and ongoing conceptualization of human pheromones. Recently, Kohl integrated scientific evidence that pinpoints the evolved neurophysiological mechanism that links olfactory/pheromonal input to genes in hormone-secreting cells of tissue in a specific area of the brain that is primarily involved in the sensory integration of olfactory and visual input, and in the development of human sexual preferences. His award-winning 2007 article/book chapter on multisensory integration: The Mind’s Eyes: Human pheromones, neuroscience, and male sexual preferences followed an award winning 2001 publication: Human pheromones: integrating neuroendocrinology and ethology, which was coauthored by disinguished researchers from Vienna. Rarely do researchers win awards in multiple disciplines, but Kohl’s 2001 award was for neuroscience, and his 2007 “Reiss Theory” award was for social science. Kohl has worked as a medical laboratory scientist since 1974, and he has devoted more than twenty-five years to researching the relationship between the sense of smell and the development of human sexual preferences. Unlike many researchers who work with non-human subjects, medical laboratory scientists use the latest technology from many scientific disciplines to perform a variety of specialized diagnostic medical testing on people. James V. Kohl is certified with: * American Society for Clinical Pathology * American Medical Technologists James V. Kohl is a member of: * Society for Neuroscience * Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology * Association for Chemoreception Sciences * Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality * International Society for Human Ethology * American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science * Mensa, the international high IQ society