by David Berndt
Ever wonder whether there really is such a thing is chemistry? I am here to tell you that there is literally more to that concept than meets the eye—er—nose. I’m talking about pheromones here. Pheromones are chemical substances, somewhat akin to odors, that we emit, and which serve as odorless signals to our companions to change their behavior. Much more of our social behavior is governed by these signals than we realize.
I recently wrote a blog on authorfriendly about the research the defense department is funding using the smell of fear (so subtle it can’t be reliably noted) and how they may be able to use it for crowd control. But with Valentines Day around the corner I think it’s a fair enough time to talk about sex.