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Sex and the Female Brain: Protein in Semen Acts On Female Brain to Prompt Ovulation

ScienceDaily (Aug. 20, 2012)

Excerpt: “Using a variety of techniques, the researchers compared OIF and NGF and found them to have the same size and to cause the same effects across species.”

The same effects across species literally screams CORRELATE, not cause and effect. It seems very unlikely that transport of OIF would occur and lead to the epigenetic effects on the GnRH neuronal system that prompt the LH increase, which is typically associated with the epigenetic effects of mammalian pheromones. The LH increase is also neuroendocrinologically linked to sex differences in estrogens and testosterone that are important to classically conditioned effects on other hormones (e.g., oxytocin and dompamine) and their affect on properly timed mammalian reproductive sexual behavior.  Thus, the question is “Do these people really think its a protein in semen that acts on the female brain? If so, is there a model for that — in any species with or without a brain? How did they eliminate the possibility that OIF is a protein that is dependent on the ability of pheromones to classically condition whatever effect it has on ovulation?

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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