The Scent of Eros: Mysteries of Odor in Human Sexuality

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iUniverse, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 312 pages
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An easy read referenced work with everything you need to know about human pheromones, the sense of smell, and human sexual behavior.

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James Vaughn Kohl has worked as a clinical laboratory scientist for twenty-six years, and devoted more than fourteen years to researching the relationship between odors and human sexual behavior. Robert T. Francoeur, Ph.D., has authored or edited 34 books including The International Encyclopedia of Sexuality. He is an evolutionary biologist, sexologist, and a professor of human sexuality at Fairleigh Dickinson and New York Universities. Bio 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 (gonadotropin releasing hormone pulsatility) that links olfactory/pheromonal input to genes in hormone-secreting cells of tissue in a specific area of the brain (the MPOA/AH) which 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 distinguished 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. Credentials Kohl has worked as a clinical laboratory scientist / 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

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