The Great Pheromone Myth
Introduction -- What is a mammalian pheromone? -- Origin of the pheromone concept -- Generalization of the pheromone concept to mammals -- Definitions and redefinitions of pheromones -- Dictionary definitions -- Textbook definitions -- Definitions of working scientists -- Early concerns with the concept of releasing pheromones in mammals -- The chemical complexity issue -- Pheromones as non-odors -- The vomeronasal organ as the pheromone receptor system -- Pheromones and politics -- Mammals are not insects -- Chemosensory learning -- Olfactory learning in the uterus -- Olfactory learning in the nursing setting -- Olfactory learning in later life -- Scent marking -- The elusive snarks: case studies of non-human mammalian releasing pheromones -- Copulin, the rhesus monkey vaginal pheromone -- Boar pheromones that stimulate sexual receptivity (lordosis) in sows -- Hamster vaginal secretion pheromones -- Dimethyl disulfide, the sex attractant pheromone -- Aphrodisin, the mounting pheromone -- Methyl p-hydroxybenzoate, the sex pheromone of the dog -- The estrus-signalling pheromone of the rat -- The male mouse ultrasonic courtship pheromone -- Phenylacetic acid, the major ventral scent marking pheromone of the male Mongolian gerbil -- 2-(sec-butyl)thiazoline, 2,3-dehydro-exo-brevicomin, and the major urinary proteins (MUPS) -- As the aggression-eliciting pheromones of the male mouse -- The maternal pheromone of the rat -- (z)-7-dedecen-1-yl acetate, the sex pheromone of the female Asian elephant -- Frontalin (1,5-dimethyl-6,8-dioxabicyclo [3,2,1] octane), the multi-purpose male elephant pheromone -- The pheromone of the subauricular gland of the male pronghorn antelope -- The rabbit nipple-search pheromone, 2-methylbut-2-enal -- The erection-eliciting pheromone of the rat -- Male mouse sex pheromones -- Mammalian alarm pheromones -- The elusive snarks: case studies of n++
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2 What Is a Mammalian Pheromone?
3 Mammals Are Not Insects
4 Scent Marking
5 The Elusive Snarks Case Studies of Nonhuman Mammalian Releasing Pheromones
6 The Elusive Snarks Case Studies of Nonhuman Mammalian Priming Pheromones
7 Human Pheromones
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