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Airborne Hormones

Post by mith » Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:56 pm

I've heard that when a group of women are living in close proximity to each other, their menstrual cycles will synchronize. Is this attributed to airborne hormones?
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Post by MrMistery » Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:07 pm

I don't see how this could happen since hormones never leave the blood except from when they have reached their target.

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Post by Odd_Bod » Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:08 pm

its because of pheremones, but i dont fully understand what they are or how they work.
Anyway - this scientist / psychologist called Russell applied pheremones of one woman to the upper lips of a group of other woman and all their menstrural cycles synchronised. Weird.

People think that this may be to do with Evolution - that if cycles were syncronised, then all the babies were born at the same time so childcare could be shared and so more babies survive.

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Post by biostudent84 » Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:15 am

MrMistery wrote:I don't see how this could happen since hormones never leave the blood except from when they have reached their target.


What if the intended target is another person? Pheromones are a type of hormone :)

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Post by MrMistery » Sun Jun 26, 2005 7:50 pm

I have to admit that pheromones completely slipped my mind

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Post by mith » Sun Jun 26, 2005 11:14 pm

Aren't pheromone receptors in humans considered vestigial and non-functioning?
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Post by biostudent84 » Sun Jun 26, 2005 11:46 pm

mithrilhack wrote:Aren't pheromone receptors in humans considered vestigial and non-functioning?


Most receptors are non-functioning, but some are still active in your nose. Have you ever been near a girl, even one you would not normally find physically attractive and think to yourself, "Dang! She smells good!"

That's not just her perfume you're smelling...

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Post by victor » Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:53 am

I ever read in the comics also...the boy said that the girl smells good even though there's no perfume on her body...and his friends who is a doctor said that it's a pheromone..
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Post by biostudent84 » Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:42 pm

I've never read anything like that in comics, but, yes, they got it right that time.

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Post by victor » Wed Jun 29, 2005 8:28 am

@Kyle
haha..that's because our comics come from different region... :lol:
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Post by MrMistery » Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:05 pm

So what other science-based comics do you have? Spider-man? :D
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Post by victor » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:08 pm

I don't have any spiderman comics... :lol: (for what I have to had such comics??there're spiderman's film already.. :lol: )
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