Human exposure to putative pheromones and changes in aspects of social behaviour.

@article{Cowley1991HumanET,
  title={Human exposure to putative pheromones and changes in aspects of social behaviour.},
  author={J J Cowley and B. W. L. Brooksbank},
  journal={The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology},
  year={1991},
  volume={39 4B},
  pages={647-59}
}
Student volunteers (38 of each sex) were exposed unknowingly overnight to the vapour of pheromonally active substances and compared with controls. The substances were either 5 alpha-16-androsten-3 alpha-ol (androstenol, occurring in human underarm sweat, and known to be pheromonally active in pig and man), or a mixture of short-chain fatty acids (occurring in human vaginal fluid, and known to be sexually attractive to the male rhesus monkey). The following morning, the subjects provided… CONTINUE READING
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