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October 31, 2005

Brain Images Reveal Menstrual Cycle Patterns

Topics: Medicine

00062B7A-C60A-135D-860A83414B7F0000_1.gifFor the first time, scientists have pinpointed an area of the brain involved in a woman's menstrual cycle.

The research, reported online this week by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows contrasts in activity over the course of a month and provides a baseline for understanding the emotional and behavioral changes that 75 percent of all women report experiencing before, during and after their period.

For any woman who has found herself becoming inexplicably angry or sad during her menstrual cycle, the possibility that her "time of the month" may be responsible is not news. But although a great deal of research has looked at the influence of hormones on nerves, very little work has delved into the role a woman's menstrual cycle can play in emotions.
Owing to the facts that I am a male, there are females in my family, and I like sleeping inside the home rather than outside in the yard, I'm refraining from offering any comment whatsoever regarding the hormones, nerves, and emotions of women. So I'm going to simply suggest that you consider reading more...

Posted by Richard at October 31, 2005 4:26 PM

I read more and what stood out to me is that the writer needs to do some very careful editing. One can elicit a response but illicit is something that is illegal, it does not bring forth a response.

Posted by: Maggie4Life Author Profile Page at October 31, 2005 8:00 PM

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