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Pheromones 3 The Study of Pheromones The Scent of Attraction The chemical Pheromone is an odorous chemical released by an animal that affects the behaviors of the same species The scent is often recognizable by the opposite sex or a child and its parent James W Kalat author of Biological Psychology states that most of the effects of pheromones depends on the activity of the vomeronasal organ Kalat reports that the vomeronasal organ is made up of a set of receptors located near the olfactory receptors It has been discovered through research that adults have a vomeronasal organ Monti-Bloch Jennings-White Dolberg Berliner 1994 The vomeronasal organ seems to respond to chemicals found in the skin or human pheromones This stimulation can invoke the autonomic responses such as temperature and sweating Pheromones influence sexual behavior in humans during arousal and can play a role in the timing of a womans mensral cycle There have been cases of college roommates who become close friends spending a lot of time together seemed to come into their mensral cycle at the same time This situation seems to also hold true with women who play sports on a team Trough recent studies state that women who are intimate with men have a regular mensral period than women who are not sexually active Mcclintock 1971 Weller Weller Aviner 1995 The messages sent by pheromones are different depending upon the situation For example a pet cat will lick herself to taste your scent if your scent is on a chair or article of clothing your cat will claw it or curl up in it Scent can be used as a form of communication map guild book or territory Ackerman Diane Scents of sexually can be packaged and sold as profit The perfume and cologne industry is profiting from the fact that researchers for those companies have found that a scent is worth a thousand words Its
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