Cognitive Variability Across the Menstrual Cycle: High Estrogen Enhances Learning and Bias Toward Negative Feedback in Healthy Women
Bayan F. Al Qtishat
Rahmeh Y. Natsheh
Hussain Y. Khdour
Oday M. Abushalbaq
Al-Quds University, Deanship of Scientific Research
Background: During menstrual cycle, approximately 80% of all women of reproductive age experience physical and psychological changes. Cognitive alterations are among the most common complaints, with women reporting changes in attention and concentration, visuospatial and motor skills, working, verbal and visual memory. Although studies argue in favor of cognitive fluctuation across the different phases of menstrual cycle among healthy women, this has not been experimentally assessed.