Sex hormones affect spatial abilities during the menstrual cycle.

  title={Sex hormones affect spatial abilities during the menstrual cycle.},
  author={Markus Hausmann and Ditte Slabbekoorn and Stephanie H. M. van Goozen and Peggy T. Cohen-Kettenis and Onur G{\"u}nt{\"u}rk{\"u}n},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  volume={114 6},
The aim of this study was (a) to show that different measures of spatial cognition are modulated by the menstrual cycle and (b) to analyze which steroid is responsible for these cognitive alterations. The authors collected blood samples in 3-day intervals over 6 weeks from 12 young women with a regular menstrual cycle to analyze concentrations of estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, luteinizing hormone, and follicle-stimulating hormone. The performance on 3 spatial tests was measured during… CONTINUE READING