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28 September 2010

Ovulating women pay less attention

A study shows that high oestrogen levels are associated with an inability to pay attention and learn.

Feeling a little sluggish and having trouble concentrating? Hormones might be to blame according to new research from Concordia University published in the journal Brain and Cognition.

"Our findings, using a well-established model of learning called latent inhibition, shows conclusively that high oestrogen levels inhibit the cognitive ability in female rodents."

 
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