Sex difference and menstrual cycle research has so far focused on basic cognitive abilities and only few studies have identified sex hormone influences on higher cognitive functions, such as cognitive control. Here we explore menstrual cycle dependent changes in higher cognitive functions.

Our research on this topic is incorporated within the PhD Programme “Imaging the Mind” funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and currently involves one PhD student (Esmeralda Hidalgo-Lopez).

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Interactive Effects of Dopamine Baseline Levels and Cycle Phase on Executive Functions: The Role of Progesterone