Biological responsiveness to pheromones provides fundamental and unique insight into olfactory function.

@article{Sorensen1996BiologicalRT,
  title={Biological responsiveness to pheromones provides fundamental and unique insight into olfactory function.},
  author={Peter W. Sorensen},
  journal={Chemical senses},
  year={1996},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={245-56}
}
When exposed to the odor of conspecifics, most organisms exhibit an adaptive behavioral response, particularly if the individuals are sexually mature. Evidence increasingly suggests that behavioral responsiveness to these odors, which are termed 'pheromones', reflects neuroethological mechanisms associated with olfactory function. Reproductive pheromones, which are the best understood, are commonly used by both invertebrates and vertebrates. In both instances they are generally comprised of… CONTINUE READING

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