Do Pheromones Play a Role in Our Sex Lives: Scientific American

By: James V. Kohl | Published on: February 13, 2012

Do Pheromones Play a Role in Our Sex Lives?
“Humans might use a nuanced concoction of chemicals even more complex than formal pheromones to attract potential mates. By Adam Hadhazy  | February 13, 2012 |

Excerpt: “Other work suggests that less familiar inputs might exist for a human pheromonal network. Investigations continue into a possible pheromone nerve, known as cranial nerve 0, or the terminal nerve. [For more about the terminal nerve, read “Sex and the Secret Nerve,” by Douglas Fields, in Scientific American MIND, February/March 2007.]…”
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Fields has supporters, among them James Kohl, co-author of “The Scent of Eros,” a book on pheromones.
“He’s right on,” Kohl said. “We have known there is some physical link, but [nerve zero] really helps to define it. Maybe a lot of neuroscientists don’t know about it, but people who study the olfactory system and pheromones see that and say that’s really important.”


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