the first recipients
of this award were Karl Grammer, Bernhard Fink and
Michaela Atzmüller, researchers from the Ludwig-Boltzman-Institute
of Urban Ethology, Institute of Anthropology at the University
in Vienna, together with James V. Kohl, an independent
researcher from Las Vegas, Nevada USA, for their work Human
Pheromones: Integrating Neuroendocrinology and Ethology
Letters Vol. 22, No.5, October 2001, pp. 309321).
for the year 2002 was granted to Jaak Panksepp, Joseph
R. Moskal, Jules B. Panksepp and Roger A. Kroes,
from the Center for Neuroscience, Mind & Behavior and Department
of Psychology and Department of Biological Sciences, Bowling Green
State University, Ohio, USA, and from the Falk Center for Molecular
Therapeutics and Department of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern
University, USA, respectively, for their Review Article Comparative
Approaches in Evolutionary Psychology: Molecular Neuroscience
Meets the Mind, which is published in this Special
Issue (Neuroendocrinol Lett Vol. 23, Special Issue, Supplement
4, December 2002).
aspect of human ethology has been emphasised and developed also
by the late Zdenek Klein, and two of his publications in this
Journal are noteworthy: An
integrative approach to the study of human behaviour
(Neuroendocrinol Lett Vol.21 No. 5, pp. 422423) and The
ethological approach to the study of human behaviour
(Neuroendocrinol Lett Vol.21, No. 6, pp. 477481).
Coincidentally with establishment of the Zdenek Klein Award, Human
Ethology, the scientific study of human behavior, was added to
the Aim and Scope of Neuroendocrinology Letters (NEL), was also
displayed on the cover of the Journal with Neuroendocrinology,
Psychoneuroimmunology, Neuropsychopharmacology, Reproductive Medicine
and Chronobiology, and formed a special Ethology Section on the
NELs website www.nel.edu.
Review article by the first Recipients of the Award was published,
several papers, comments and Review Articles on Human Ethology
have been published here:
Scent of Fear by Kerstin Ackerl, Michaela Atzmueller
& Karl Grammer
(NEL Vol. 23 No. 2, April 2002, pp. 7984)
partner characteristics in homosexual men in relation to speculated
patterns of brain differentiation by Frank Muscarella
(NEL Vol. 23 No. 4, August 2002, pp. 299302)
of putative male pheromones on female ratings of male attractiveness:
Influence of oral contraceptives and the menstrual cycle
by Frances Thorne, Nick Neave, Andrew Scholey, Mark Moss &
Bernhard Fink (NEL Vol. 23 No. 4, August 2002, pp. 291297)
types in yeast, vomeronasal organ in rodents, homosexuality
in humans: Does a guiding thread exist? by Daniele Oliva
(NEL Vol. 23 No. 4, August 2002, pp. 287288)
body odour, genetic variability, and sexual orientation: A reply
to D. Oliva by Bernhard Fink & Nick Neave (NEL Vol.
23 No. 4, August 2002, pp. 289290)
Orientation in Males: Evolutionary and Ethological Aspects
Frank Muscarella, Bernhard Fink, Karl Grammer & Michael
(NEL Vol. 22 No. 6, December 2001, pp. 293400)
Pheromones: Integrating Neuroendocrinology and Ethology
James V. Kohl, Michaela Atzmueller, Bernhard Fink & Karl
(NEL Vol. 22 No. 5, October 2001, pp. 309321)
to the Editor by Karl Grammer, Bernhard Fink, Michaela Atzmueller,
(NEL Vol. 22 No. 5, October 2001, p. 401)
RNDr. Zdenek Klein, 13.6.19444.9.2000 by Peter G.
(NEL Vol. 22 No. 5, October 2001, p. 421)
of Zdenek Klein Award on Human Ethology 2001
(NEL Vol. 22 No. 5, October 2001, p.322)
Zdenek Klein by Zbynek mahel
(NEL Vol. 22 No. 5, October 2001, pp. 323324)
Klein Award will be presented at the Charles University and, for
the initiating years 20012002, a joint ceremony for Recipients
will be held in Prague in May 2003 under the auspices of the Faculty
of Humanities (Dean, Prof. Jan Sokol, Ph.D.) the Faculty of Science,
(Dean, Prof. Ing. Karel Stulík, DrSc.) and the 3rd Faculty
of Medicine (Prof. Cyril Höschl M.D., DrSc., Director of
the Prague Psychiatric Centre). The Homage
written by these distinguished colleagues from the Charles University
is published in this issue. I should like to take this opportunity
to express my profound gratitude to them as well as to Doc. Zbynek
mahel, Ph.D., and to Doc. Ivan Mazura, Ph.D., from the Faculty
of Science, for their invaluable initiative and support.
Neuroendocrinology Letters is published in concert with the International
Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine by the
Society of Integrated Sciences, thereby ephasising
the interdisciplinary and integrative character of both Journals,
working together in mutual cross-fertilisation.
We are very
proud that Professor Dr. Dr. hc. Eibl-Eibesfeldt, founder of the
field of Human Ethology, has graciously accepted my invitation
to join the Board of Associated Editors of the Neuroendocrinology
Letters. Both Professor Karl Grammer, Dr. Dip.Biol. and Mag. Bernhard
Fink, M.Sc. from the Ludwig-Boltzman-Institute of Urban Ethology
in Vienna, Austria are presently members of the Editorial Board
of the Neuroendocrinology Letters, and from the very beginning
they both exercised utmost support in promoting the affiliation
of Human Ethology to this Journal.
It has been my great pleasure and privilege to work with Bernhard
Fink and Karl Grammer, as Editors of this Special
Issue on Human Ethology and Evolutionary Psychology;
during the last two years they became my very close and dear friends.
Their professional and scientific experience was a conditio
sine qua non in preparing, editing and publishing this issue.
Without their invaluable, consistent and durable engagement, this
project of integrating human ethology with the aim and scope of
Neuroendocrinology Letters, so developing a continuous effort
of creative cooperation between our scientific disciplines and
fields would not be viable, neither now nor in the future. Thank
you very much!
Last but not least, I should like to express my sincere gratitude,
appreciation and admiration to all authors who have submitted
their outstanding work within this integrated field of science
to this Special Issue, for purposes of both research as well as
teaching thus promoting the basic values of human beings.
Peter G. Fedor-Freybergh, M.D., Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief: Neuroendocrinology Letters