A Study on Effect of Varying Levels of Oestrogen and Progesterone across Various Phases of Menstrual Cycle on Auditory and Visual Reaction Time among Young Women
Women’s reproductive systems go through periodic changes that might be seen as teleological preparation for ovulation and fertilisation of the female genital tract. These periodic variations are related to periodic variations in ovarian steroid levels. The brain areas responsible for emotional and cognitive states are believed to be significantly affected by oestrogen. This investigation looked at how gonadal hormones affected auditory and visual response times during distinct menstrual cycle stages. Using a pitch change, 1000 Hz reaction timer, the study was conducted on 30 healthy female volunteers with regular periods who were between the ages of 17 and 20 and were enrolled in their first year of MBBS in a tertiary medical facility. In this study, it was discovered that the auditory and visual reaction times were slower during the mid-proliferative phase compared to the premenstrual and mid-secretary periods. When assessing women’s neurological and behavioural capacities, it is important to consider how the variable levels of ovarian hormones over the normal monthly cycle impact auditory and visual reaction time.
C. N. Veena,
Department of Physiology, Dr Chandramma Dayananda Sagar Institute of Medical Education and Research, a Unit of Dayananda Sagar University, Harohalli, Karnataka, India.
B. C. Vastrad,
Department of Physiology, PES Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Kuppam , Andhra Pradesh, India.
T. M. Nandan,
cDepartment of Microbiology, Dr Chandramma Dayananda Sagar Institute of Medical Education and Research, a Unit of Dayananda Sagar University, Harohalli, Karnataka, India.
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