Previous studies have examined how genes important for working memory interact with hormones to influence cognition in women of reproductive age, post-menopausal women, and older men; however, there is limited research examining this interaction in women of reproductive age on oral contraceptives. Does cognition differ between women of reproductive age taking oral contraceptives and women of reproductive age not taking oral contraceptives depending on their genotype?
This study aims to address this unanswered question by recruiting women of reproductive age taking and not taking oral contraceptives, genotyping participants, and measuring their cognition and hormone levels. By conducting this study, we hope to gain a better understanding of how genes and hormones influence cognition.
The results may have important implications for women’s health, and benefit the field of Cognitive Neuroscience.
We are currently recruiting study participants who meet these criteria.
- Women between the ages of 18 and 30
- Currently taking oral contraceptives OR are not currently taking oral contraceptives and have a regular menstrual cycle
- No diagnosed physical or mental health history
- Do not smoke cigarettes
- No history of head trauma
For information about participating, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org