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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Dr Wyatt is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford. His main research interest is in the evolution of pheromones (molecules used for chemical communication).

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9 June 2015

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

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