Phytoremediation, Microbiome and CRISPR (2)
Learning and Its Neural Correlates in a Virtual Environment for Honeybees (1/25/19) links Nutrient-dependent/pheromone-controlled adaptive evolution: a model (6/14/13) from Human pheromones and food odors: epigenetic influences on the socioaffective nature of evolved behaviors (3/15/12) to the validation of my model by George FR Ellis in the comments section on Understanding and accounting for relational context is critical for social neuroscience (3/25/14)
In the comments section, I wrote:
New data on how genetic predispositions are epigenetically linked to phenotypically distinct neuroanatomy and behaviors is provided in the honeybee model. Across-species comparisons from insects to vertebrates clearly show that the epigenetic influence of food odors and pheromones continues throughout the life of organisms that collectively survive whereas individuals do not. These comparisons also attest to the relative salience of sensory input from the rearing environment. For example, when viewed from the consistency of animal models and conditioned behaviors, food odors are obviously more important to food selection than is our visual perception of food. Animal models affirm that food odor makes food either appealing or unappealing. Animal models reaffirm that it is the pheromones of other animals that makes them either appealing or unappealing.
Socioaffective neuroscience and psychology may progress more quickly by keeping these apparent facts in mind: Olfaction and odor receptors provide a clear evolutionary trail that can be followed from unicellular organisms to insects to humans (Keller et al., 2007; Kohl, 2007; Villarreal, 2009; Vosshall, Wong, & Axel, 2000).
George FR Ellis responded
This is absolutely correct and forms part of the larger concept that top-down causation is a key factor not just in the way the brain works but in broader contexts in biology and even physics. This is explored here: https://rsfs.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/2/1.toc 25 Apr 2014 at 07:49am
See: The Dynamical Emergence of Biology From Physics: Branching Causation via Biomolecules (1/25/19)
The difference between the scientific progress made by George FR Ellis, and others like him, compared to the scientific progress others have made can be viewed in the context of games for ages 10+ and my invited review of nutritional epigenetics.
The creation of subatomic particles was linked from the light-activated creation of ATP and RNA to cytosis, which biophysically constrained viral latency in the context of the physiology of pheromone-controlled reproduction in species from microbes to humans.
See: Subatomic and Cytosis
The links from microRNAs to international politics and religion have since been placed into the context of helpful hints by researchers from Iran and cooperation among the leaders of North Korea and South Korea for comparison to the lack of cooperation among Democrats and Republicans on any issue of government in the United States of America.