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Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 6:00PM
Museum of London

Success of the Smelliest? The Search for Human Pheromones

Dr Tristram Wyatt

Pheromones are powerful sex attractants in moths, dogs and many other animals but what about humans? Sadly, despite what you see advertised on the Internet, there is no robust evidence that human pheromones can make you irresistible. Nonetheless, smell is important to us.

Come to hear why the search for our elusive human pheromones is still on and where we should go next in the hunt.

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Tristram Wyatt is a scientist and award-winning author. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, an emeritus fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford, and a visiting lecturer at University College London. 

He did his PhD in animal behaviour at the University of Cambridge. He’s interested in how animals of all kinds use pheromones to communicate by smell. His Cambridge University Press book on pheromones and animal behaviour won the Royal Society of Biology’s prize for the Best Postgraduate Textbook in 2014.  His TEDx talk on human pheromones has been viewed over a million times. 

His book Animal behaviour: A Very Short Introduction was published by Oxford University Press in 2017.
www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/people/dr-tristram-wyatt 


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9 June 2015

Success of the Smelliest? The Search for Human Pheromones
Dr Tristram Wyatt

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