odor and humans

Eric Wassermann ewass at helix.nih.gov
Thu Dec 8 16:22:36 EST 1994


In article <3c6ski$5cf at due.unit.no>, aka at nvg.unit.no (Anne Karin
Amundgaard) wrote:

>
> 
> I have also heard a story about girls living close together. After a 
> while they will get their period simultaneously! If humans have got 
> sex-pheromone receptors, I don't know, but this story make it seem very 
> possible. 
> 
This has been well documented and shown to have an olfactory basis (both
in rats and humans) in a very nice set of papers by MK McClintock.  I can
recommend the whole literature on human olfaction and behavior to anyone
with an interest in what makes us do what we do.

Eric Wassermann



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