Hexadecanal research

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    In the battle of the sexes, there are a lot of antidotal evidence in humor or personal lives that boys and girls are different. Then I came across this curious paper:

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    bioRxiv preprint doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.09.29.318287; this version posted September 30, 2020. The copyright holder for this preprint (which was not certified by peer review) is the author/funder, who has granted bioRxiv a license to display the preprint in perpetuity. It is made available under aCC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 International license.

    Terrestrial mammals use pheromones to effectively trigger or block conspecific aggression. Here we tested whether hexadecanal (HEX), a human body-volatile implicated as a mammalian-wide social odor, impacts human aggression. Using validated behavioral paradigms, we observed a remarkable dissociation: sniffing HEX blocked aggression in men, but triggered aggression in women. Next, using functional brain imaging, we uncovered a pattern of brain activity mirroring behaviour: In both men and women, HEX increased activity in the left angular gyrus, an area implicated in perception of social cues. Hex then modulated functional connectivity between the angular gyrus and a brain network implicated in social appraisal (temporal pole) and aggressive execution (amygdala and orbitofrontal cortex) in a sex-dependent manner consistent with behaviour: increasing connectivity in men, but decreasing connectivity in women. These findings implicate HEX as a human pheromone, whose sex-specific brain processing is at the mechanistic heart of human aggressive behavior.

    So that is what is going on. We, the males, need a deodorant and hygiene products that suppress or blocks hexadecanal.

    Bob Wilson

    ps. Fixed the autocorrect error.
     
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    Try to replace our massively hexadecimal-infested world with hexadecanal in order to reduce male aggression?

    Or is shutting down computers the intended goal?
     
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    Not sure I want to share this, but at least one deoderant (Old Spice), gives me the itches. Leaves me between a rock and a hard place? :unsure:
     
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    I think I preferred your Morse Code phase lol.
     
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    I’m not that anal.

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    Back to my original reply, pulled when I noticed the switchup that later turned out to be the autocorrect error ...

    Why would we want to suppress or block this 'hexadecanal' stuff, other than to preserve male aggression and violence? Unless there is reason to believe that the increased female aggression from this would fully replace the reduced male behavior.
     
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    So... is this an arguement for or against showers?

    (With apologies to the old Radio Netherlands, -- I don't know why, but this topic suddenly made me think of some of the bad puns they made in their old "Hitchhiker's Guide to DXing" spoof from 35 years ago...)

    "Radio Men Do it with Frequency... ('til it Hertz)."
    "What a nice pair of balanced feeders you have there!" "I Beg your pardon?" "That antenna array..."
    "Does your Loved One think a Megacycle is a form of Transport? Well here's Wanda, to show you how to strip off electrons..."
     
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