If you’re in the second half of your cycle–Week 3 and Week –you may want to think twice about viewing a fright flick.
Researchers chalk up this intense reaction to frightening images to your hormones:
As estrogen rises in the first half of your cycle–Week 1 and Week 2–it prompts certain brain changes that make you have a less intense emotional reaction to seeing something negative.
During the second half of your cycle, as estrogen dips twice and progesterone rises and falls, these hormonal changes make you have a more intense emotional reaction to seeing something negative.
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