According to a just-published study in the journal Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, during your Week 3 and Week 4 (the second half of your cycle) when you read a shocking news article, hear juicy gossip, participate in a surprise party or have another emotionally-charged experience, you’re more likely to remember the small details of it later on, such as what a person wore or said. One theory from the researchers about why this occurs is that during this phase, progesterone makes your brain better at forming stronger memories of emotion-based events, enabling you to remember more of the particulars.
Surprising discovery about your memory
Gabrielle Lichterman, founder of Hormonology® and a longtime women’s health journalist, pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and know more about all the ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior. This movement was launched in 2005 with Gabrielle’s groundbreaking book, 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential, and her creation of Hormonology®. She offers a variety of tools–including her popular free Hormone Horoscope® app, eBooks, infographics, videos and tips–to share vital information about hormones.