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VERBAL AND SPATIAL FUNCTIONS DURING DIFFERENT PHASES OF THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE

Nataša Šimić   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-4215-3668 ; Department of Psychology, University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia
Maria Santini ; Department of Psychology, University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (249 KB) str. 73-79 preuzimanja: 420* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Šimić, N. i Santini, M. (2012). VERBAL AND SPATIAL FUNCTIONS DURING DIFFERENT PHASES OF THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE. Psychiatria Danubina, 24. (1.), 73-79. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/106206
MLA 8th Edition
Šimić, Nataša i Maria Santini. "VERBAL AND SPATIAL FUNCTIONS DURING DIFFERENT PHASES OF THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE." Psychiatria Danubina, vol. 24., br. 1., 2012, str. 73-79. https://hrcak.srce.hr/106206. Citirano 07.04.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Šimić, Nataša i Maria Santini. "VERBAL AND SPATIAL FUNCTIONS DURING DIFFERENT PHASES OF THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE." Psychiatria Danubina 24., br. 1. (2012): 73-79. https://hrcak.srce.hr/106206
Harvard
Šimić, N., i Santini, M. (2012). 'VERBAL AND SPATIAL FUNCTIONS DURING DIFFERENT PHASES OF THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE', Psychiatria Danubina, 24.(1.), str. 73-79. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/106206 (Datum pristupa: 07.04.2020.)
Vancouver
Šimić N, Santini M. VERBAL AND SPATIAL FUNCTIONS DURING DIFFERENT PHASES OF THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE. Psychiatria Danubina [Internet]. 2012 [pristupljeno 07.04.2020.];24.(1.):73-79. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/106206
IEEE
N. Šimić i M. Santini, "VERBAL AND SPATIAL FUNCTIONS DURING DIFFERENT PHASES OF THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE", Psychiatria Danubina, vol.24., br. 1., str. 73-79, 2012. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/106206. [Citirano: 07.04.2020.]

Sažetak
Background: It has been reported that high levels of sex hormones improve the efficiency in tasks which are usually better
performed by females. In contrast, in tasks which are usually better performed by males, the best efficiency corresponds to low levels
of sex hormones. The aim of this study was to examine changes of efficiency in tasks of verbal fluency and mental rotations, as well
as changes in masculinity and femininity during the menstrual cycle.
Subjects and methods: Seventeen female subjects with a regular menstrual cycle took part in the study. For assesssments of
masculinity and femininity, the subjects filled the Bem's Sex Roles Inventory. Endler’s Anxiety Scale was used for determining the
autonomic-emotional and cognitive-worry components of anxiety. Subjects performed the verbal fluency task and mental rotations
tasks during the menstrual and the early follicular phase, as well as during the pre-ovulation and the midluteal phase.
Results: The results showed the best performance in mental rotation tasks which included rotations of three-dimensional objects
along x and y axis during the phases of menstrual cycle, which are characterized by a low level of sex hormones. The most
pronounced during these phases was also the masculinity. Furthermore, the best performance in verbal fluency task occurred during
the menstrual and midluteal phase. Anxiety and femininity did not change across the menstrual cycle.
Conclusion: Low levels of sex hormones potentiated the typical male cognitive profile.

Ključne riječi
femininity; masculinity; menstrual cycle; spatial abilities; verbal abilities

Hrčak ID: 106206

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/106206

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