Brain activation evoked by erotic films varies with different menstrual phases: an fMRI study.

@article{Zhu2010BrainAE,
  title={Brain activation evoked by erotic films varies with different menstrual phases: an fMRI study.},
  author={Xun Zhu and Xiaoying Wang and Carolyn Parkinson and Chengxu Cai and Song Gao and Peicheng Hu},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={2010},
  volume={206 2},
  pages={279-85}
}
In humans, fluctuating hormone levels throughout the menstrual cycle are believed to regulate many cyclical sexual behaviors and motivational processes. However, there is a dearth of research investigating the neural correlates of this phenomenon. We used functional magnetic resonance imaging to identify brain regions involved in sexual arousal's regulatory process. Fifteen female participants were scanned while viewing erotic film excerpts at three time points during a single menstrual cycle… CONTINUE READING

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