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Book challenges the Science of Pheromones in mammals
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Book challenges the Science of Pheromones in mammals
02-07-2013 8:37 PM

I was doing a review of pheromones products on RAKUTEN.com (formerly buy.com) and in addition to this;

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Mammalian pheromones, audiomones, visuomones, and snarks - Richard Doty argues that they all belong in the same category: objects of imagination.

For more than 50 years researchers -- including many prominent scientists -- have identified pheromones as the triggers for a wide range of mammalian behaviors and endocrine responses. In this provocative treatise, renowned olfaction expert Richard L. Doty rejects this idea and states bluntly that -- in contrast to insects -- pheromones in mammals do not exist.

Doty systematically debunks the claims and conclusions of studies that purport to reveal the existence of mammalian pheromones. He demonstrates that there is no generally accepted scientific definition of what constitutes a mammalian pheromone and that attempts to divide stimuli and complex behaviors into pheromonal and nonpheromonal categories have primarily failed. Doty's controversial assertion belies a continued fascination with the pheromone concept, numerous claims of its chemical isolation, and what he sees as the wasted expenditure of hundreds of millions of dollars by industry and government.

The Great Pheromone Myth directly challenges ideas about the role chemicals play in mammalian behavior and reproductive processes. It is a must-have reference for biologists, psychologists, neuroscientists, and readers interested in animal behavior, ecology, and evolution.
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02-08-2013 8:24 AM

(02-07-2013 8:37 PM)armpit44 Wrote:  I was doing a review of pheromones products on RAKUTEN.com (formerly buy.com) and in addition to this;

From the Publisher:

Mammalian pheromones, audiomones, visuomones, and snarks - Richard Doty argues that they all belong in the same category: objects of imagination.

For more than 50 years researchers -- including many prominent scientists -- have identified pheromones as the triggers for a wide range of mammalian behaviors and endocrine responses. In this provocative treatise, renowned olfaction expert Richard L. Doty rejects this idea and states bluntly that -- in contrast to insects -- pheromones in mammals do not exist.

Doty systematically debunks the claims and conclusions of studies that purport to reveal the existence of mammalian pheromones. He demonstrates that there is no generally accepted scientific definition of what constitutes a mammalian pheromone and that attempts to divide stimuli and complex behaviors into pheromonal and nonpheromonal categories have primarily failed. Doty's controversial assertion belies a continued fascination with the pheromone concept, numerous claims of its chemical isolation, and what he sees as the wasted expenditure of hundreds of millions of dollars by industry and government.

The Great Pheromone Myth directly challenges ideas about the role chemicals play in mammalian behavior and reproductive processes. It is a must-have reference for biologists, psychologists, neuroscientists, and readers interested in animal behavior, ecology, and evolution.
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Jvkohl has posted a lot about doty. Heres one post.

http://pherotruth.com/Thread-The-Pheromo...light=Doty
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(02-08-2013 8:24 AM)paradigmshift Wrote:  Jvkohl has posted a lot about doty. Heres one post.

http://pherotruth.com/Thread-The-Pheromo...light=Doty


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The laws of Physics say a Bumble Bee can not possibly fly too
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(03-15-2013 8:19 AM)Sptsmed Wrote:  The laws of Physics say a Bumble Bee can not possibly fly too

Nutrient--dependent / pheromone--controlled adaptive evolution: a model

Excerpt: The claim that mammalian pheromones do not exist is an academically irresponsible misrepresentation.

Nevertheless, 15 years after the first edition of a book about human pheromones: The Scent of Eros: Mysteries of Odor in Human Sexuality (Kohl & Francoeur, 1995/2002) appeared on the bookshelves, we were told in a summary of The Great Pheromone Myth (Doty, 2010):

For more than 50 years researchers "“ including many prominent scientists "“ have identified pheromones as the triggers for a wide range of mammalian behaviors and endocrine [hormone-organized and hormone-activated] responses. In this provocative treatise, renowned olfaction expert Richard L. Doty rejects this idea and states bluntly that "“ in contrast to insects "“ pheromones in mammals do not exist.

The epigenetic effects of nutrients on evolved differences in the diet and starch digestion of dogs and wolves (Axelsson et al., 2013) were detailed at the same time differences in the socialization of these subspecies were attributed to explorations involving only chemosensory input in 3 to 4-week-old wolf pups. For comparison, differences in starch digestion and exploration involving multisensory input in dogs begin a mere 2 weeks later (Lord, 2013). The differences in nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled socialization, however, extend across a life-time of more aggressive behavior in wolves that have not been domesticated because less digested starch from their diet genetically predisposes infants to first respond to olfactory/pheromonal cues as they initially explore their postnatal environment.

If only the differences between wolves and dogs were considered, it would be clear that mammalian pheromones exist, which may explain why they continue to be discussed in terms of olfactory/pheromonal control of adaptively evolved hormone-organized and hormone-activated behavior (Kohl, 2012). Indeed, mammalian pheromones are included in discussions that are essential in understanding the role of molecular epigenetics and the ecological epigenetics of nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled reproduction in species from microbes to man. Furthermore, the concept of nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled reproduction is important to neuroscientific progress. For example, it is essential for a better understanding of evolutionary endocrinology (Zafon, 2012) and its role in evolutionary medicine (Stearns, 2012).
Olfaction, pheromones, hormones, and behavior across species

Olfactory/pheromonal input is obviously important to the nutrient-dependent, hormone-organized and hormone-activated pheromone-controlled development of the invertebrate brain and behavior (Dickman, Kucharski, Maleszka, & Hurd, 2013; Lyko et al., 2010; Lyko & Maleszka, 2011). The claim that mammalian pheromones do not exist is an academically irresponsible misrepresentation. It is like saying that food odors do not exist for some species. If another species could think about such a claim, its answer to the question of whether food odors exist would probably be the same as its answer is to the question of whether pheromones exist. All organisms show us quite clearly that their survival is nutrient-dependent and that pheromones control their reproduction.

Researchers, who deny the existence of pheromones in mammals, including the human pheromone-deniers, short-circuit interdisciplinary discussion of the nutrient-driven ecological epigenetics and the pheromone-controlled adaptive evolution of human behavior. For contrast, the honeybee has emerged as a model organism for understanding the epigenetic link from food odors and pheromones to neural networks of the mammalian brain, which ultimately determine human behavior (Kohl, 2012). That fact can now be discussed in the context of the mammalian model of ecological epigenetics and systems biology that is represented here.

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