How Do Human Pheromones Work?
It has been known for decades by the scientists that there is an organ in the nasal cavity which is called as vomeronasal organ or VNO, it detects trace amounts of chemical which are airborne called pheromones. The researchers are focused on this rather small organ inside the nose to know more about human pheromones.
The olfactory cortex is bypassed by specialized nerve pathways called as “Nerve O” which runs directly to the limbic region in the brain.
Till today those nerves were thought to be dormant. Now, researchers have concluded that those nerves become active when subjected to specific human pheromones and flood of measurable electrical impulses are seen in them.
No one can deny the evidence of pheromones in human. In laboratory tests, the VNO is seen to send powerful signals to the limbic region of the brain, which is also called as “seat of emotions.” The region controls our emotions and sexual desires and is not connected directly to reason or cognitive thought patterns.
Pheromones can give us stimulating feelings, and they can be very powerful too. The lovemaking starts with the brain getting the romantic and sexual signal; thus the brain releases a chemical called phenylethylamine, which kicks on the monoamine neurotransmitter production in our body letting us do the fireworks with our partner. These series of events can happen in a matter of seconds, and the effects can last a lifetime. We all know about the phenomena called “love at first sight”.