Changes in perceptual asymmetry with the menstrual cycle. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Defense Mechanisms
  • Dichotic Listening Tests
  • Emotions
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Paired-Associate Learning
  • Semantics

MeSH Major

  • Dominance, Cerebral
  • Gonadal Steroid Hormones
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Speech Perception

abstract

  • Changes in perceptual asymmetry between the premenstrual and postmenstrual phases of the menstrual cycle were assessed in 39 women. Perceptual asymmetry was measured with fused, single response dichotic listening tests. The usual right ear advantage (REA) for auditory language-related stimuli was significantly greater in the postmenstrual phase of the cycle. Subjects with repressive personality styles were less likely to show a change in REA with the cycle. These neuropsychological findings are related to previously described physiological and psychological features of the menstrual cycle and the repressive personality style.

publication date

  • 1989

has subject area

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Defense Mechanisms
  • Dichotic Listening Tests
  • Dominance, Cerebral
  • Emotions
  • Female
  • Gonadal Steroid Hormones
  • Humans
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Paired-Associate Learning
  • Semantics
  • Speech Perception

Research

keywords

  • Journal Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 2927632

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 233

end page

  • 240

volume

  • 27

number

  • 2