Integrating Neuroendocrinology and Ethology
James V. Kohl, Michaela Atzmueller, Bernhard Fink & Karl Grammer
Key words: human ethology; pheromones, odor; olfaction; human sexuality; sexual selection; mate choice
The effect of sensory input on hormones is essential to any explanation of mammalian behavior, including aspects of physical attraction. The chemical signals we send have direct and developmental effects on hormone levels in other people. Since we don‘t know either if, or how, visual cues might have direct and developmental effects on hormone levels in other people, the biological basis for the development of visually perceived human physical attraction is currently somewhat questionable. In contrast, the biological basis for the development of physical attraction based on chemical signals is well detailed.
- The human sense of smell
- The vomeronasal organ
- Human body odor
- Human pheromones
- Do pheromones influence human behavior?
- Pheromones and the battle of the sexes
- Pheromones as honest signals in mate selection
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