EEG Responses in Regularly Menstruating Women and in Amenorrheic Women Treated with Ovarian Hormones

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Science  23 Apr 1971:
Vol. 172, Issue 3981, pp. 388-391
DOI: 10.1126/science.172.3981.388


Electroencephalographic driving reponses to photic stimulation vary with the menstrual cycle and with manipulations of ovarian hormones thought to control the menstrual cycle. Estrogens reduce driving responses to photic stimulation, and estrogen plus progesterone enhance these responses. The electroencephalographic changes may reflect the effects of gonadal steroid hormones upon central adrenergic processes.