"Integrating Neuroendocrinology and Ethology" by James V. Kohl*, Michaela Atzmueller, Bernhard Fink
& Karl Grammer
*JVK Resources, Inc. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institute for Urban Ethology, University
of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
human ethology, pheromones, odor, olfaction,
human sexuality, sexual selection, mate choice
August 6, 2001
Accepted: September 10, 2001
effect of sensory input on hormones is essential to any explanation
of mammalian behavior, including aspects of physical attraction.
The chemical signals we send have direct and developmental
effects on hormone levels in other people. Since we don't
know either if, or how, visual cues might have direct and
developmental effects on hormone levels in other people, the
biological basis for the development of visually perceived
human physical attraction is currently somewhat questionable.
In contrast, the biological basis for the development of physical
attraction based on chemical signals is well detailed.