Variations in sex-related cognitive abilities across the menstrual cycle

@article{Hampson1990VariationsIS,
  title={Variations in sex-related cognitive abilities across the menstrual cycle},
  author={Elizabeth Hampson},
  journal={Brain and Cognition},
  year={1990},
  volume={14},
  pages={26-43}
}
Sex differences in human cognitive and motor skills may in part be due to organizational or activational effects of sex hormones on the brain. In this study, an extensive battery of cognitive and motor tests was administered to normally cycling women at two phases of the menstrual cycle, in order to detect any hormone-mediated changes in performance. Results confirmed changes across the menstrual cycle on a variety of speeded manual and articulatory measures, and on some nonverbal/spatial tests… CONTINUE READING
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