Throughout her scientific career, Martha McClintock has advanced current understanding of pheromone-induced behavior by generating theories and evidence through numerous reputable experiments. Discovering the biological foundation of menstrual synchrony and other pheromone induced physiological responses has opened doors for further research examining the effects of specific pheromones. While McClintock and her colleagues discovered that both rats and humans communicate through pheromones, studying pheromonal responses within other species may broaden current understanding of how various pheromonal responses are triggered and received. Doing so may enable humans to modulate various components of their endogenous neuroendocrine conditions based on that of another’s endogenous neuroendocrine environment
"Altering Physical Behavior Through Pheromones,"
Sound Neuroscience: An Undergraduate Neuroscience Journal:
1, Article 16.
Available at: http://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/soundneuroscience/vol2/iss1/16