Menstrual Cycle Variation in Spatial Ability: Relation to Salivary Cortisol Levels

@article{McCormick2001MenstrualCV,
  title={Menstrual Cycle Variation in Spatial Ability: Relation to Salivary Cortisol Levels},
  author={Cheryl M. McCormick and Sarah M Teillon},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2001},
  volume={39},
  pages={29-38}
}
This study examined whether menstrual cycle phase was associated with performance on the Primary Mental Abilities Test of Spatial Relations, a test of mental rotation, in undergraduate students (N = 82). As cortisol levels also vary across the menstrual cycle under conditions of stress and influence cognitive performance, saliva samples were obtained before and after the test session to examine whether cortisol levels were related to between- and within-group differences in spatial performance… CONTINUE READING

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