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March 8, 2010 Hormones Could romance be driven by our senses? – “The Science of Romance” “Love” a biological phenomenon evolved to promote mating and nurturing of children? Animal Senses – A guide to Humans Gold fish trained to use their senses to swim in straight lines Keeping white sharks in aquariums Pheromones – scents you give off Chemicals that are transferred through our sweat glands. Plants and animals use this to mate Hamsters and pheromones – dictates sexual behavior Only have sex when they are ready to mate Human pheromones and romance Pheromones for sale Axe – if you’re a man and you put this thing on you all the females will come and attack you – almost too raunchy to show you guys Driver Hormones – when women’s cycles sync up Pheromones and MHC genes? Influence immune system and tissue rejection MHC matching o Conceive a child with a person whose MHC is to similar to yours; risk of miscarriage increase MHC genes – Major histocompatibility complex
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course BIO 105 taught by Professor Adler,irschick,podos during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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