Evidence that androstadienone, a putative human chemosignal, modulates women’s attributions of men’s attractiveness

Article English OPEN
Saxton, Tamsin; Lyndon, Anna; Little, Anthony; Roberts, S. Craig;

Considerable research effort has focused on whether specific compounds found within human body odor influence the behavior or physiology of other individuals. The most intensively studied is 4,16-androstadien-3-one, a chemical which is known to modulate mood and have ac... View more
  • References (31)
    31 references, page 1 of 4

    Bensafi, M., Brown, W.M., Khan, R., Levenson, B., Sobel, N., 2004a. Sniffing human sex-steroid derived compounds modulates mood, memory and autonomic nervous system function in specific behavioral contexts. Behav. Brain Res. 152, 11-22.

    Bensafi, M., Tsutsui, T., Khan, R., Levenson, R.W., Sobel, N., 2004b. Sniffing a human sex-steroid derived compound affects mood and autonomic arousal in a dose-dependent manner. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 29, 1290-1299.

    Boulkroune, N., Wang, L., March, A., Walker, N., Jacob, T.J.C., 2007. Repetitive olfactory exposure to the biologically significant steroid androstadienone causes a hedonic shift and gender dimorphic changes in olfactory-evoked potentials. Neuropsychopharmacology. 32, 1822-1829.

    Brooksbank, B.W.L., Wilson, D.A.A., MacSweeney, D.A., 1972. Fate of androsta4,16-dien-3-one and the origin of 3alpha-hydroxy-5alpha-16-ene in man. J. Endocrinol. 52, 239-251.

    Chaieb, K., Hajlaoui, H., Zmantar, T., Kahla-Nakbi, A.B., Rouabhia, M., Mahdouani, K., Bakhrouf, A., 2007. The chemical composition and biological activity of clove essential oil, Eugenia caryophyllata (Syzigium aromaticum L. Myrtaceae): a short review. Phytother. Res. 21, 501-506.

    Chopra, A., Baur, A., Hummel, T., 2008. Thresholds and chemosensory event-related potentials to malodors before, during, and after puberty: Differences related to sex and age. Neuroimage. 40, 1257-1263.

    Cornwell, R.E., Boothroyd, L., Burt, D.M., Feinberg, D.R., Jones, B.C., Little, A.C., Pitman, R., Whiten, S., Perrett, D.I., 2004. Concordant preferences for opposite-sex signals? Human pheromones and facial characteristics. Proc. Biol. Sci. 271, 635-640.

    Danel, D., Pawlowski, B., 2006. Attractiveness of men's faces in relation to women's phase of menstrual cycle. Coll. Antropol. 30, 285-289.

    Demattè, M.L., Österbauer, R., Spence, C., 2007. Olfactory cues modulate facial attractiveness. Chem. Senses. 32, 603-610.

    Finkel, E.J., Eastwick, P.W., Matthews, J., 2007. Speed-dating as an invaluable tool for studying romantic attraction: A methodological primer. Pers. Relatsh. 14, 149-166.

  • Metrics
Share - Bookmark